Carlos Sainz: “I know what I'm worth and that's why I'm very calm”


The Spanish Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) stated that he is “aware” of what he is worth, so he is “very calm” before beginning his last year in the Italian team, which opted for the British Lewis in 2025. Hamilton a few days ago, news that means the Madrid native's season is not starting in “the best way.”

“In my career I have always taken steps forward, improving every year. This will always be my philosophy, I will do it again this year, in 2024 I will turn 30, but I feel younger and more motivated than ever,” said the Spaniard in an interview to Sky Sports collected by Europa Press.

Sainz will drive for Ferrari in 2024 and then will have to look for a new team, since the Italians announced last week the signing of Hamilton, who will leave Mercedes, for 2025. However, the Madrid native is “aware” of what he is worth “as a driver.” “And that's why I'm very calm about the future. Good things will definitely come, but for now my goal remains to do the best possible with Ferrari,” he said.

“It's certainly not the best feeling to start the season, but the moment I put on the helmet in Bahrain and go out on the track, the only feeling I will feel will be the desire to go fast, with the goal also of winning the World Cup,” he added about the situation.

Sainz was not “disappointed” that the Maranello team did not renew his contract, as he was “prepared” for “future changes.” “By living Ferrari from the inside, I already knew several things. As I said, however, I don't want to think about anything other than how to give everything this season for Ferrari,” he insisted.

“I'm calm, we are already working on the future, but we know that we have a very important season ahead of us. This will be my last year here, I want to do the best I can,” he concluded.