Carlos Sainz Says F1 Would be ‘More Spectacular’ Without Mercedes’ Domination
Carlos Sainz is in there battling for Formula 1 podiums, but at the same time the McLaren driver knows that the current situation in Formula 1 means that the richest team is always the most likely to win.
The technical rules are changing markedly for 2022, while the income distribution system will already become fairer next year when the budget cap will also debut. But at present, McLaren driver Sainz says the current situation means that Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton are always the most likely to win every race.
On Sunday, Hamilton won his sixth race out of nine this season. His Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas has one win.
Mercedes is also running away with the F1 Constructors’ Championship, which they all but locked up for what will be a record seventh consecutive season.
“In fact, there are teams with similar budgets that are having a hard time reaching their level,” Sainz said, not mentioning Red Bull and Ferrari by name. “But that does not mean that I do not hope that Formula 1 changes.
“I think we could have a much more spectacular F1, and I think even Mercedes has realized how exciting a Grand Prix was without them,” Sainz said, referring to the recent Monza race won by Pierre Gasly.
“Honestly, behind the Mercedes, our races are always like that.”
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