Carlos Sainz concedes Crimson Bull did a greater job than Ferrari this season, they had been “constant and robust” not like the Scuderia.
Though Ferrari began this yr’s championship because the crew to beat, Charles Leclerc racing out to 2 wins in three races as Crimson Bull recovered from their early season reliability issues.
Max Verstappen claimed a record-breaking 14th win for this season in Mexico, the Dutchman having already wrapped up the World title two races earlier in Japan.
Crimson Bull have additionally secured the Constructors’ Championship, their first double since 2013.
Sainz says they deserve it.
“I don’t assume I have to [give] any extra [praise] to Max for what he’s finished this yr, as a result of I feel it’s fairly apparent that he’s finished an excellent job,” he stated as per the official F1 web site.
“Everybody can see how good he has carried out and the way properly he’s executed this season, particularly after not a simple begin of the season with a few DNFs.
“They managed to get well and put collectively a variety of wins, a variety of good moments by means of the yr.
“[They kept] it constant and robust within the areas the place we haven’t been capable of be that robust.
“Congratulations to him, congratulations to Crimson Bull, as a result of they totally deserve it.”
The Max issue
Sainz acknowledges that Crimson Bull’s success this season is basically all the way down to their primary driver, Verstappen.
Former team-mates at Toro Rosso, Verstappen has gone on to win 34 grands prix and at the moment is a double World Champion.
Sainz applauds his evolution as a driver.
“I feel eight years in System 1 is a variety of years in System 1,” he stated, “and since day considered one of System 1 to yr eight you evolve massively.
“For positive he’s advanced in each single space. There’s not one space the place you haven’t advanced and the best way that he’s managed to maintain doing step-by-step, bettering all the things… as a result of there’s nothing that we can not enhance in eight years.
“It’s truthful play to him and now he’s maximising additionally having a aggressive automobile, which is one thing that you just want in System 1 with the intention to win. If not, you’re by no means going to win.”
The RB18 has gained 16 of this yr’s 18 races with pundits satisfied in Verstappen’s fingers it might probably additionally win the final two races of the championship, Brazil and Abu Dhabi.
Carlos Sainz warns Max Verstappen he’s coming for him subsequent season
However whereas Ferrari and Sainz fell wanting the purpose this season, the Spaniard believes he can come again stronger subsequent yr and problem for the title.
Though Ferrari’s bid fizzled out, the Scuderia’s title problem over in all however the numbers even earlier than the summer season break, there have been constructive indicators.
A type of being Sainz’s British Grand Prix win, his first P1 in System 1.
“In fact you don’t count on that, particularly if you had such a superb automobile originally,” he instructed Speedweek of Crimson Bull’s dominance.
“In fact, I want I had felt extra comfy within the automobile within the first few races, to make it a little bit extra difficult for Max and to have the ability to combat a little bit extra with Charles.
“My purpose is to be at at the moment’s degree proper from the beginning subsequent yr in order that I could make it a little bit more durable for Max.
“I’ve each confidence that our crew will put one other good automobile on the street. And we are going to be taught from the errors we made this yr.”
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