This leaves Charles Leclerc in the dark about whether he can progress in the individual championship, but Ferrari deserves constructors’ silver.
Ferrari is still competing on two fronts at the year-end Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. While the team is trying to overtake Mercedes, which is four points behind it, for second place in the constructors’ standings, Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc can occupy fourth place in the individual championship. Sainz currently occupies the position, just ahead of Fernando Alonso, while Charles Leclerc is seventh, 12 points behind.
Sainz admitted on Thursday that he considers it a motivating goal this weekend and would be happy with fourth place, which would be the best result of his career so far. Leclerc, who finished second last year, has a different stance.
“Fourth in the individual championship means absolutely nothing, but second in the constructors’ championship would be great.”
He indicated that he does not see much opportunity to move forward. “In terms of singles, I don’t have much hope of finishing fourth. If I succeed, that’s great, and if I don’t succeed, that’s okay. I want to become champion as soon as possible.”
On the other hand, Ferrari’s year-end rankings don’t leave you cold. In reality! “We really want to be in second place with the team this weekend. We have had a tough season and everyone deserves it because they have worked like crazy to get promotions early. We deserve to finish the year in second place. We will do everything for this.” He promised.