Visits to Maranello, to meet with the engineers and work on the simulator, had been the first step, but

Carlos Sainz

needed to get behind the wheel of a Ferrari.

The 26-year-old from Madrid fulfilled his dream this Wednesday at the Fiorano circuit, where he took the controls of the SF71H, the car with which

Sebastian Vettel


Kimi Raikkonen

achieved six victories in the 2018 World Championship.

Ferrari's aim is to familiarize Sainz with the working methods of

Mattia Binotto

and his new team of engineers, led by

Riccardo Adami


Adaptation to the red car will have to accelerate during the official preseason tests, when he will only have a day and a half behind the wheel of the SF21, his car for the next World Cup.



has decided that Sainz will work with the SF71H throughout Tuesday and the morning session on Wednesday, before giving up his seat to

Mick Schumacher

, one of the great sensations of the next World Cup, where he will race in the Haas team.

Leclerc, recovered

Sainz, who does not want to waste a minute in his learning process, has not lost a single detail since last Monday at Fiorano.

After the participation of young talents from the Academy, such as

Robert Schwartzman


Marcus Armstrong

, on Tuesday it was

Charles Leclerc's


, who completed more than a hundred laps of the track.

After his recent positive in Covid-19, the Monegasque was fully recovered on a physical level.

From now on, his focus will be on the official tests organized by F1, which will be held in Bahrain between 12 and 14 March.

It should be remembered that the World Cup will start at the same Sakhir circuit on March 28.

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