“I am here in Formula 1 to fight against the best and I think Carlos is extremely talented and we’ll just push each other to do perform better every time we are on track, but, but yeah, as, as the team mentioned there’s no clear number one or number two.”
“I think I’ve never spent as much time as I did with him before I started the season, as I did with other teammates,” said Leclerc. “We are getting on very very well, and working well together.
“He’s also very talented, and it’s interesting to see now the data that he’s in the car and comparing it. [I] can’t wait to be in the car at the same time to compare it properly.”
After last year’s miserable season, where Ferrari finished sixth in the Constructors’ Championship. Leclerc said that the team had “huge motivation” to recover, and was looking to “better days coming soon”, with both himself and Sainz looking for a similar style of car.
“With Carlos we seem to have very similar feeling of the car — very similar comments, so we are going in the same direction, both of us with our comments,” he said.
“Carlos is bringing experience from other teams – that is very interesting, and that is also giving us new roads to explore. So this is very interesting. The mentality of the team itself is still as motivated as last year and is really willing to push to better things better days coming soon.”