Sainz Confident of Catching Up with Red Bull in 2024: A Realistic Goal

Carlos Sainz, the only driver to beat Red Bull Racing in the 2023 season, believes that Ferrari can close the gap with Red Bull in the next season, despite currently battling with Mercedes for second place in the constructors’ championship.

Highlights

‣ Carlos Sainz is currently the only driver to beat Red Bull Racing in the 2023 season, securing a victory for Ferrari in Singapore.
‣ Ferrari is in a close competition with Mercedes for second place in the constructors’ championship, with a four-point difference between them.
‣ Ferrari’s ultimate goal in Formula 1 is to win world titles, a feat they will need to overcome Red Bull Racing to achieve.
‣ Sainz expresses hope and confidence that Ferrari can improve and come closer to their goal in the next season, citing McLaren’s progress as an example.


Carlos Sainz stands as the only driver to outpace Red Bull Racing in the 2023 season, with one Grand Prix left. He took the top spot in Singapore, representing Ferrari. A second win would be a welcome boost for the Italians. They’re locked in a tight race with Mercedes for the second position in the constructors’ championship.

The gap between Ferrari and Mercedes is a mere four points. The difference between second and third place is significant in terms of prize money. However, Ferrari’s ambitions extend beyond just coming second. They’re in Formula 1 for the world titles, nothing less.

The challenge? Red Bull Racing. They’ve been far ahead of Ferrari this season. To make their dream a reality in ’24, Ferrari will need to tackle this formidable opponent.

Russell, however, has a different take. He believes Mercedes might edge out Ferrari. “That’s going to be a different story,” he says.

Sainz remains hopeful for the next season. He shared his thoughts with GPblog and others. “I think it has to be our realistic aim, yes. Will we manage to do it? Only time will tell,” he said. He also mentioned McLaren’s progress during the season, suggesting that Ferrari could do the same.

The winter break will be a crucial time for Ferrari. They’ll need to put in the work, just as the Austrians will. Sainz expressed his confidence in the team. “I’m perfectly confident that Ferrari can do it over a winter break and I trust this team,” he said. He pointed out that Ferrari has been on pole by three tenths to the Red Bull at certain circuits. The goal? To make the car an all-rounder.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at F1Highlights.com. With a passion for motorsports, Albert brings a unique perspective to the world of Formula One. With over five years of experience as a sports reporter, he has honed his skills in capturing the essence of the sport.

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