Carlos Sainz Jr wants to see McLaren challenge Mercedes and Ferrari and believes they have plenty of room to improve. McLaren currently lead the way in the midfield battle after picking up 18 points from the opening four events.
Sainz sits 12th in the Drivers’ Championship with six points, while teammate Lando Norris is ninth after amassing 12 points. The Spaniard is pleased with their start but believes they have plenty of room for improvement as they look to bridge the gap at the top.
“Pretty much every area I think we still need to improve,” said the Spaniard to Motorsport.com. “Because we look at Mercedes, we see where they are, we look at Ferrari, and then you look at the data and you see that every area of the car needs to be improved.
“If we compare ourselves against the midfield, then we only need to improve in little areas to come on top. “But we are not comparing ourselves against that. We are comparing ourselves to a car that is a second quicker at the moment than us. And that’s the target, to improve in every area.”