Dec 12, 2021

Carlos Sainz shines with a podium in the Abu Dhabi GP and secures third place in the Drivers’ Championship

Sunday, 12 December 2021
-    Race: P3, 58 laps

  • Carlos Sainz seals in Abu Dhabi his first season to date as a Formula 1 driver, clinching the fifth place in the Drivers’ Championship.
  • Fifth on the Starting Grid, the Spanish Ferrari race driver moved up to fourth in the first laps and then gained another position when a rival retired, securing his fourth podium of the season.
  • Scuderia Ferrari also sealed the third place in the Constructors’ Championship.

"What a way to end my first year with Scuderia Ferrari! We new it was going to be a tough race for the tyres but we’ve used our experience of the entire year to extend the life of my Soft tyres in the first stint and then look after my Hards until the end of the race. To sign off my first season with the team with a podium, the third place in the Cosntructors’ Championship and the fifth in the Drivers’ is a great way to head into the winter break. I want to thank all the tifosi and the entire team, including Charles, management and every single member of the factory and racing teams, for the welcome I’ve had this year. I felt at home at Ferrari from the very first day and that, along with their incredible effort all year long, has been key to improve race by race and finish strongly this first season. Finally I want to congratulate both Max and Lewis for their great season. I’m happy for Max, so a special congratulation for the Championship title. I’m already looking forward to next season! FORZA FERRARI!".

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