Sainz admits Ferrari need to rely on Red Bull’s problems to fight for the F1 title

Sainz admits Ferrari need to rely on Red Bull’s problems to fight for the F1 title


Carlos Sainz admits that Ferrari may need a Red Bull car in trouble if the Italian team is to challenge for the championship this season.

Ferrari’s title hopes have been dashed in recent weeks, with Red Bull opening a huge gap in the drivers’ and constructors’ tables.

The last two races of the Grands prix were won by Red Bull, with Ferrari suffering from difficult incidents, with Charles Leclerc crashing alone while leading in France, and Ferrari making a big mistake in strategy in Hungary.

Reliability issues plagued Red Bull at the start of the 2022 season, but that hasn’t been the case recently. Although Sainz claims Ferrari will not relinquish the title until it is mathematically impossible, he said before the Hungarian Grand Prix that he may need Red Bull’s help to achieve it.

“I think it’s clear to Ferrari what we need to do, which is to win the races that Max wants to win,” said Sainz.

“Because it is clear that getting those 25 points makes a big difference in the ratio of points. I think there are still many things that can happen down the road. I think there is a big conflict going on between the two teams, which will continue until the end of the year.”

“It’s true that maybe sometimes we need a little ‘help’ from Red Bull with reliability issues or dropouts, but even without that, statistically, if it’s open, you can’t give up.”

“I think that is the number one rule in the game. Until it’s impossible, you have to keep believing and keep trying to win as much as you can, trying to stay in the fight.”