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Sainz urges title rivals to fight fairly and prove that “we are not only a show, but still a sport” – RaceFans – Motorsports

Max Verstappen Lewis Hamilton must have a fair fight in the championship race for the image of F1, Carlos Sainz Jr. says.

Ferrari’s driver, who was Verstappen’s teammate in 2015 and 2016, said the championship was “an ideal scenario for F1 as a sport” to tie the top two points and reach the final race. ..

Sainz said both drivers “have a great season” and “both are driving at a great level.” However, after a controversial race involving some break-in between the pair in Saudi Arabia, Sainz admitted that he was concerned about the possibility of a tough end of the season.

“From my side, I hope they can keep it clean and give a good showdown last weekend,” he said. “For the image of sport, above all. For the benefit of Formula 1, and we are still sports as well as shows, showing excellent sportsmanship and excellent confrontation in the Grand Finals.”

Sainz, who saw the race last weekend shortly after returning to the hotel on Sunday night, said the fight between the pairs was “very exciting.”

“When I got back to my room on Sunday night, I adjusted and replayed the race to see what happened there and why everyone was talking about what happened,” he said. Said. “When I had the chance to see it, you know how tough this fight is, how there is a fight between the two championship candidates, and how exciting and ideal it is for F1. I understand if there is. “

However, he admitted that he was disappointed with some of the reactions to the contest on social media.

“Unfortunately, there are many polarizations on Twitter and social media. Often I don’t say abuse between both fans, but they are very polarized and both are very very. Seeing the fight makes the fight a little less exciting.

“I think we should be a little more neutral, enjoy the fight and win the best man.”

He didn’t reveal the name of the most memorable driver so far this year. “As a driver of the season, I’m not going to comment personally. Especially when I say one, one side criticizes me and says,” No, Lewis has a better car. ” Probably. The polarity is too high.

“I don’t want to take a stance because it doesn’t make sense. See how it’s polarized-I’m repeating myself-it’s on social media.”

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