Carlos Sainz has suggested that Max Verstappen might not, ever, become world champion if he is not in the right car at the right time.
With Verstappen and Charles Leclerc providing a glimpse of the future with a few superb duels over the past few races, fans and commentators have speculated that this could be the biggest rivalry of the next generation of drivers.
Sainz disputes this, though, and thinks he can hang with them if the cars become equal.
"I hope McLaren can build a car that Lando [Norris] and I can use to fight those guys one day," the McLaren driver told Motorsport.com.
“To assume that it will be between Verstappen and Leclerc is premature. I think the situation in Formula 1 can change enormously in 2021. It could very well be that we see other people fighting in front. It is just a matter of who is currently in the right car.
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