Spaniard Carlos Sainz has no reservations about what his goals are. He wants to win the driver's championship and he believes Ferrari is the best team to help him achieve his ambition.
After completing his first day with the Italian outfit, driving the team's 2018 challenger around the Fiorano test circuit, Carlos Sainz offers some insight into what it means to be driving for the Prancing Horse and why he choose to sign with them.
"I guess the easiest way to describe what joining Scuderia Ferrari means to me is a childhood dream come true!" said Sainz to Ferrari's official website.
"To put on the red race suit and drive for this team is much more than just a dream. As a racing driver, it’s a great honour and a big responsibility that I really look forward to experiencing and embracing."
Sainz also shares some memories about his childhood and how the colour red has affected his perception of what racing means.
"I had many red toy cars back in the day and even my first ever go-kart was completely red," said Sainz.
"Nowadays even the racing car emoji on WhatsApp is red!"
"Every single racing driver and fan knows what Scuderia Ferrari represents and even if you are not into motor sports or even if you don’t like cars at all, you still recognise the brand and associate the colour red with Ferrari. That’s how big it is."
Sainz is also quite open about what his goals are whilst driving for the Maranello based team.
"Since the very first day I started racing I only had two targets in mind: to become a Formula 1 Grand Prix driver and to win the World Championship," Sainz explains.
"After achieving the first one, all my focus and efforts are invested in trying to achieve the second target and there is no better place than Ferrari to go for it."
"The ambition is to help create a winning team, bring the Scuderia back to the very top where it belongs and win the World Championship."
The last man to win the world title with Ferrari was Kimi Raikkonen way back in 2007. Since then the likes of Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel have unsuccessfully tried to bring glory back to the Scuderia, will Sainz fare any better?