Carlos Sainz has revealed that he is disappointed with the portrayal of Ferrari in season three of Netflix’s Drive To Survive docuseries.
Season three covered the 2020 F1 season, a campaign which saw Ferrari struggle with a woefully uncompetitive car.
As a result, the team had their worst season in four decades.
Speaking to GQ Magazine this week, Sainz – who joined the Scuderia from McLaren at the end of last year – said he was “relatively disappointed” with how Ferrari were portrayed by Netflix.
“The season three episode about Ferrari is not so great, and I was relatively disappointed when I watched it because Ferrari is a lot cooler, a lot bigger, a lot better, than how it appears [in Drive To Survive],” said Sainz.
“We were just going through a rough patch, and I think all great teams in every single sport go through difficult years. And now we are on our way back up.
“We are doing everything we can to make this team great again and champions again, and I think we have a really good team atmosphere going on with Charles [Leclerc] and the engineers, and we are a serious contender for the future.
“And I mean, it’s Ferrari – who doesn’t like Ferrari in normal life?” the Spaniard added.
Continuing, Sainz admitted that the docuseries has been very successful in raising Formula 1’s profile and attracting millions of new fans, especially in the US.
“I’ve certainly felt quite a bit of change in the sport’s following from social media with American fans,” he said.
“I think obviously Netflix had the biggest impact on that. As a sport, we’ve always been relatively [behind] closed doors, and Netflix has allowed fans in America, and all over the world, to see the personalities of the drivers.”
Earlier this month, Max Verstappen slammed Drive To Survive for being artificial and revealed he won’t be taking part in season four of the docuseries.