Regardless of having made a powerful begin to life as a Ferrari driver, the Spaniard feels he’s but to have a full weekend with none issues, claiming he does not see the present season as his strongest in F1 but.
Sainz is forward of team-mate Charles Leclerc within the standings after 11 races, and has been a superb match to the Monegasque’s tempo from the primary race of 2021.
Whereas Binotto has been impressed with Sainz, he reckons it is necessary for him to have an ideal weekend to proceed making progress.
“What I am anticipating from him within the second half, I feel he already mentioned himself,” mentioned Binotto.
“He has not been able to placing collectively one whole weekend, so there’s all the time a mistake right here or there.
“Whether or not it’s qualy, begin, or within the race. So I am anticipating that he’ll proceed studying the staff, proceed studying the automotive.
“And shortly, hopefully, he’ll put collectively a complete weekend, which I feel is necessary for him.”
Binotto says Sainz’s kind since arriving at Maranello has not been a shock because the staff analysed his performances over the previous seasons earlier than making the choice to rent him.
Carlos Sainz Jr., Ferrari SF21
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“I am not stunned as a result of after we determined, and contacted him with the provide, we made a whole lot of evaluation and we knew that was a powerful driver, we knew that he was a powerful racer, we knew that he was very constant within the race,” he added.
“And he was quick as properly, he has proved to be quick, since he was in F1. We should always not neglect that his very first F1 season with STR his teammate was Max [Verstappen], and his very first 12 months he was by some means doing properly.
“And if we glance as properly finally 12 months with Lando, once more, he was doing very properly and we all know how Lando is robust and he’s displaying it as properly within the present season so we’re not stunned by how sturdy he’s or how briskly he’s.”
Ferrari is third within the standings, tied on factors with McLaren, forward of the top of the summer season break and, whereas Binotto reckons preserving the place is viable, he insists the principle goal is to proceed bettering in all areas.
“It is probably not arriving third,” he mentioned of the goal for the second half of the season.
“The target is attempting to enhance moreover in all of the areas. And to do this, I feel if we’re able to doing that steady bettering, I feel that the result will probably be arriving third.
“I feel that being third is actually a potential goal. We’re third for the time being, equal on factors however we’re third, however the staff is doing properly and we’re bettering.
“I feel, as I mentioned, I feel we have one of the best line-up, and there’s nonetheless a whole lot of potential to come back from them, they’re progressing, they’re studying.
“And once more I feel they’re doing properly however extra necessary is to guarantee that they’re frequently progressing within the second half, and being prepared for 2022.”