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Why Sainz can WIN RACES with Ferrari

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Carlos Sainz can win races at Ferrari in 2021, it sounds crazy I know, but bare with me, here’s why.

I’m sure we all know by now about the cheating scandal surrounding Ferrari in 2019.
They had a ridiculous amount of power, and were even accused of “cheating” by none other than Max Verstappen.
After this, the FIA (F1’s governing body) proceeded to investigate the matter, sighting oil burning and fuel flow issues, and as a result, Ferrari and its customer teams, were left with a massive loss in power.

Prior to the 2020 season, the FIA had made a “thorough technical investigation”, and had come to a secret agreement with Ferrari. Now, this obviously lead to some of their rivals not being happy. Even now, there has been no transparency on the matter, with other teams and drivers being left completely in the dark.

This was all the case, until F1 steward Mika Salo had a chat with Kristian Sohlberg (Finish Rally Driver) during a live twitch stream. 

Soymotor quotes Salo as having said: “They suffered from Ferrari’s cheat last year because they had Ferrari engines and were forced to use less fuel, so I think Alfa Romeo may be in a good position if they can perform at their best in the race this season.”

Sohlberg: “So Ferrari’s getting out a new engine, right?”

Salo: “I don’t know if it’s a new engine but they’re allowed to use it to its full power. They were not allowed last year because of Ferrari.”

Carlos Sainz is probably rubbing his hands together with the excitement of getting into a car with the potential power of the 2019 engine. It all seemed a bit strange that Sainz would want to leave the ever improving Mclaren, and actually move to a team that looked like it would struggle for a few years.

IF what Salo said is true, then we could potentially see both Sainz and Leclerc winning races in 2021. Just like we saw in 2019. We may even see Alfa Romeo cracking the top 10 more often too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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