Speaking recently on rumours that he could be in a possible back-up role to Leclerc for 2021, Sainz touched on what he saw when he signed the contract and that being a number two driver was not one of them.
"No, I haven’t signed anything that says I’m the second driver," Sainz told Radio Marca.
"In my contract it says, as in all the contracts I have signed, that the team is above the driver, but it does not say anything about second place or supporting anyone."
Sainz contemplated on his inevitable future with the Scuderia next year, stating that he is ready to give it his all in order to be victorious with the team.
He also noted that he is going to go into his first year with the team as he has approached every season and try to do the best job that he can do, assuring he can deal with any awkward situations that may arise.
Sainz also affirmed that he is not intimated by becoming a driver for a team such as Ferrari and the pressure it holds, saying that he would be the same way regardless what team he would have been driving for next year.
"What I know is that I will give everything for Ferrari and I will give everything they need, especially to try to win. I don’t care about the colour of the car," Sainz added.
"I treat all drivers equally, we are all rivals and we have to go for it. If there is a complicated situation, I would make the right decision, don’t worry."
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