Company sports consultant Red BullHelmut Marko also runs the team’s driver development program and has a deep understanding of the talents revealed by Milton Keynes. And after Carlos Sainz’s fine season in his first year at Ferrari, the Austrian saw the Spaniard “unveiling” Charles Leclerc – His boss Mattia Binotto considers him the ‘next world champion by Ferrari’ Fifth place in the drivers’ championship. Despite this, Marco sees a long way to reach the level Max Verstappen e Lewis Hamilton.
“The stated goal is the world title,” Marko told German magazine Auto Motor und Sport of his aspirations Red Bull for 2022. “But with such a big rule change, you can’t be sure. us and mercedes We have potential, people and continuity. This predicts a duel at the highest level. Especially with Hamilton and Verstappen, no other driver comes close.”
‘closest to them’ [Lando] Norris, “Marco continued. “Leclerc was, how can I say, unconvincing by Sainz,” fired the manager, who had already worked with the Spanish driver at the time of his arrival at Formula 1.
Carlos was meticulously revealed by the Academia da Red Bull His first post today was Toro Rosso AlphaTauri – Where he stayed from 2015 to 2017, when he went to Renault. No. 55 still flew through McLaren before arriving at Ferrari in 2021.
In his first year with Maranello, Sainz scored 164.5 points, 5.5 goals behind Leclerc – who finished his third season with the team. It was the first time Monaco had lost an internal struggle in their single-seat career.And the best participation of the Spaniard in one season, with four podiums.
On the other hand, one of the most anticipated changes in Formula 1 For 2022 it will be The departure of George Russell from Williams to mercedes, replacing Valtteri Bottas. Marko thinks the young Briton may be responsible for “stealing” some points from Hamilton, but thinks Russell still needs to show his racing potential on Saturday in the fast qualifying laps.
“Russell will certainly be an even greater challenge to Hamilton,” said Marco, believing I Williams will reach mercedes Hungrier and more ambitious than his predecessor, Valtteri Bottas. “Politically and rhetorically, and also because he’s English. He’s incredibly fast in the rankings. But in the race, the gap between Latifi wasn’t that great. Russell needs to prove himself first.”
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