I think he will have a great future,”says Fernando Alonso about Carlos Sainz, who is about to change to Ferrari. Sainz is an indirect successor of Fernando Alonso, whom Vettel had inherited from Scuderia, and now the next Spaniard. And for Alonso, his compatriot is one of the strongest pilots anyway.
“Carlos is doing great”, praises Alonso in the interview with “Sky”. In particular 2019, the McLaren pilot was able to stand out: Sainz won the sixth overall rank in the World Cup, even ahead of Pierre Gasly and Alexander Albon, who had spent half a season at Red Bull. He also took his first podium in Brazil.
The year should have brought him to the screen of Ferrari. Alonso admits that Sainz was in the right place at the right time, but before that he had already shown strong achievements at Toro Rosso and Renault, despite fierce competition in his own team.
“He had Max Verstappen as a teammate, which is never easy. Then he had Nico Hilkenberg at Renault,”said Alonso.”I’m sorry. He has always had difficult opponents, but has always proved to be very, very competitive.”
The next nut to crack the string would be Charles Leclerc. And Sebastian Vettel bit his teeth on it too.