Max Verstappen has clear advantage as in-house Charles Leclerc problem highlighted

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MAX VERSTAPPEN has an additional benefit over Charles Leclerc as their 2022 title battle heats up.

Carlos Sainz commits future to Ferrari till 2024

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Max Verstappen has an preliminary benefit over Charles Leclerc with the Dutchman having fun with the advantage of a steady quantity two team-mate, in keeping with Gerhard Berger. The previous Ferrari man claimed Sergio Perez was a ‘good workforce participant’ whereas Carlos Sainz remains to be pushing to be the workforce’s primary driver.

Nevertheless, the previous Ferrari star claims Sainz is ‘not prepared’ but to turn into the workforce’s main man. He predicts the Scuderia may have an issue coping with the 2 drivers as an alternative of solely focussing on one title push.

Talking to Velocity Week, Berger stated: “Perez has actually improved lots, additionally as a workforce participant. In contrast to Sainz, he is aware of his state of affairs properly. Sainz nonetheless has ambitions to battle to be #1 at Ferrari. It will not work for him, however he can not help it.

“Ferrari may have an issue with that, as Sainz will not be able to be quantity two simply but.” Perez confirmed his workforce credentials finally season’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as he compromised his personal race to decelerate Lewis Hamilton.

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Max Verstappen has clear advantage as in-house Charles Leclerc problem highlighted

Max Verstappen has a team-mate benefit over Charles Leclerc (Picture: Getty)

He was rewarded for his providers with a contract extension which can see Perez stick with the workforce a minimum of till the tip of this season. Nevertheless, Sainz simply signed a brand new take care of the Prancing Horse till the tip of 2024 and has overtly claimed he needs to win the title with the workforce.

Sainz stated: “After I joined the workforce in 2021 the objective was to assist Ferrari get again to profitable methods and to battle for each Championships. Now, the F1-75 is proving to be a front-runner, which really permits me to chase these targets.”

Nevertheless, Sainz has has a poor begin to the season with two back-to-back retirements in Australia and Emilia Romagna.

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Max Verstappen has clear advantage as in-house Charles Leclerc problem highlighted

Sergio Perez is Pink Bull’s clear quantity two driver (Picture: Getty)

The incidents have left the Spaniard fifth within the drivers’ standings and an enormous 48 factors behind his team-mate. Many pundits have claimed Sainz may properly be compelled to turn into the workforce’s second driver as Ferrari chases its first drivers’ crown since 2007.

Talking after Australia, Martin Brundle stated: “He could properly find yourself having to play a supporting function to Leclerc from right here, relying on how the competitors shapes up and if he can win the following couple of races, which isn’t out of the query.”


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