Spanish rally driver Carlos Sainz explained that, although "he may seem a little daring" on his part, he believes that he has always tried to be " very objective " with his son and that "he has the ability to win a Formula 1 World Cup " , especially after this year in which he has "matured" and occupies the sixth position of the general classification in the absence of four races to close the championship.
"He is a very young driver, he has just turned 25. I have always tried to be very objective with him and I think he has the capacity to win a World Cup. I wish he could be in a car that has the ability to win the title. Saying this may seem a little daring on my part, but it's what I think and dream is free, "said Sainz at the Europa Press Sports Breakfasts, sponsored by Repsol, Liberbank and State Lotteries and Betting.
The Madrid, who complained that his son was barely focused on television during the last Japanese Grand Prix , where he finished fifth, said that this is "anecdotal" and that "the important thing is the results and the step forward he has taken this year".
"McLaren is working well and has established himself as the fourth team . On a personal level he has also taken a very important step, he has matured, he is happy and the most important thing is that McLaren are delighted with him. If McLaren is taking another step go ahead and fight for fifth, fourth place, Carlos will be on TV more, nothing happens, "he cleared.
In addition, the double champion of the Dakar considers " science fiction " to think right now of a McLaren team consisting of his son and Fernando Alonso as a couple of drivers in 2021.
"I see far the end of this season in Abu Dhabi so it is not that I see far 2021, it is that I can not imagine it. Thinking about where Carlos, Fernando, McLaren will be ... Experience tells me that in the motor world it is important to have your feet on the ground . It is a brutally changing sport, people have very little memory and you are as good as your last race. I have lived it in my own history, "he said.
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