Current Mclaren driver Carlos Sainz says fans ‘can laugh as much as they want’ as they are making jokes about his Ferrari move for 2021 F1 season. He also adds that he is finding their ideas ‘pretty funny’.
Carlos Sainz agreed to join Ferrari in 2021 on a two-year-deal back in May as he will be replacing four-time championship winner Sebastian Vettel. Ferrari is currently going through a very difficult season as they currently lie sixth in the constructor’s championship which is behind the leading mid-field teams. This is unlike for the team as it was the biggest rival to Mercedes back in 2019 and has always been at the top in the previous years.
One of the midfield teams that have beaten Ferrari, is Mclaren which is Sainz’s current team and it seats third in the championship, 32 points ahead of Ferrari. This has lead to questions on Sainz’s transfer to Ferrari and a lot of memes have been circulating in the media ridiculing his move. But a defensive Sainz says he is laughing off the jokes that are put in his way and he always enjoys the humorous creations fans make about F1 drivers on social media.
“Honestly, they can laugh as much as they want,” Sainz told Motorsport.com. “I think they are actually pretty funny, some of [the jokes].
“People have a lot of free time and they come up with these very funny ideas. And I actually laugh also.
“When the jokes are about me or the jokes are about the drivers, I’m the first one to laugh and I actually enjoy them.
“It doesn’t mean that they are right or wrong, it’s just they’re funny. I guess that’s what they pretend to be, so good on them.”
Sainz has always expressed that he has no fear moving to Ferrari where he will be driving next to Charles Leclerc who is the two-time grand prix winner.
Until the final race of the 2020 Formula 1 season, Carlos Sainz says that he is very commited to help Mclaren to win the midfield title at the third position in the constructors championship ahead of Racing Point and Renault teams. He has put his full focus on the team despite that he is yet to find a place to live in Italy when he moves to Ferrari.
“My team mainly, more than me, is trying to find a place,” Sainz said. “As you know I’m still focused on my season this year.
“But as soon as the season is over and I’m thinking to next year, I will move to Italy when I find it convenient.”