When having a tough day as a Ferrari racer, Carlos Sainz has shared what he tells himself.
Carlos Sainz has shared the things he reminds himself on challenging days at Ferrari.
Ferrari has seen a lot of bad luck this season, with their chances of winning the title threatening to vanish after a spate of losses to opponents Red Bull and Max Verstappen.
Sainz and driver Charles Leclerc have had technical issues, tactical mistakes, grid penalties, and racing errors in an inconsistent season for Ferrari despite the outstanding car performance.
In addition to the issues with the car and the squad, Sainz has found himself much overtaken by Leclerc in 2022 and seems on the verge of taking on the role of his teammate’s backup racer.
The phrase Sainz repeats on “not quite right days”
The 27-year-old said in a conversation with GQ that he has a mantra he repeats to himself when things become difficult.
Having a phrase to use internally can be helpful, according to Sainz, “if on a given day I feel tired, or sad, or maybe something’s not quite right with me, if I’m in a bad mood and I don’t know why.”
Then he stated what he tells himself when things are difficult.
“S**t, I’m a Ferrari driver,” Sainz stated.
“I’m in Maranello. I’m going to drive a simulator today. I’m going to test the car. And soon I’m gonna race.”
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