Leclerc vs Sainz: All 2024 Ferrari Head-To-Head Stats

Saturday, 20 April 2024 at 10:40
Updated at Tuesday, 21 May 2024 at 18:38
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Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz are both driving for Ferrari in the 2024 Formula One World Championships, certainly also keeping an eye on head-to-head as rivals.
In 2024, the two Ferrari drivers are driving together for the fourth consecutive year, which will be also their last year. Ferrari signed Lewis Hamilton for the 2025 season, which will result in Sainz's departure from the team after the 2024 season.
That makes it his last with the team from Maranello and gives him a chance to leave the team level on head-to-head, as the Monegasque driver collected more points throughout the season on two out of three occasions.
Twice, the fight between them was very close. In 2021, they were separated by only 5.5 points, while in 2023, there were only six points between the two Ferrari drivers.
Leclerc has been driving for Ferrari since 2019, while Sainz joined the team in 2021, but the Monegasque driver has extended his contract beyond the 2024 season in the meantime.

Leclerc vs Sainz: All 2024 Ferrari H2H Stats:

Category Charles LeclercCarlos Sainz
Championship standings2nd (113 points)5th (93 points)
Grand Prix results head-to-head33
Qualifying head-to-head42
Grand Prix wins01
Pole positions00
Best finish2nd (x1)1st (x1)
Fastest laps20
Grand Prix points finishes76
Sprint head-to-head20
Sprint race wins00
Sprint shootout head-to-head11
Sprint race podiums10

2024 Bahrain Grand Prix Summary - Leclerc vs Sainz:

The first race weekend of the new season was a very weird one for the team from Maranello. First, Leclerc managed to qualify second, only behind Max Verstappen, but during the qualifying, he even completed a faster lap than the Dutchman, but in Q2 not Q3.
On the other hand, Sainz was only fourth in the qualifying, but the team showed a solid one-lap pace, as they always have. After the race start, the Spaniard even dropped to fifth place because of great start from Sergio Perez, but eventually, he would finish better than his teammate.
Weirdly, the Monegasque driver struggled throughout the race, locking up his front wheels on multiple occasions, which cost him a lot of time and positions as well. As a result, Leclerc finished the race fourth, 14 seconds behind his teammate, who scored the team's first podium of the season.

2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Summary - Leclerc vs Sainz:

Unfortunately, the Spanish driver couldn't attend the season's second race. He was diagnosed with appendicitis ahead of the FP3 and had to undergo urgent surgery
He was replaced by 18-year-old Oliver Bearman, who became the third youngest driver to race in F1. The rookie surprised everyone with his incredible performance and finished in P7.
Charles Leclerc made the most out of the second Grand Prix weekend of the season. He qualified in P2 for his seventh consecutive front-row start and finished the race in P3, 18 seconds behind Max Verstappen.
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2024 Australian Grand Prix Summary - Leclerc vs Sainz:

After not getting to race against each other in Saudi Arabia, the two Ferrari drivers re-united in Australia, and it was a dream reunion, as they completed the team's first one-two of the season.
Once again, it was Sainz who was the better driver, as he recorded his first win of the 2024 season, ending Max Verstappen's nine-race win streak.
Leclerc was right behind his teammate, and as they crossed the finish line, it was clear that the two celebrated team's success more than personal achievements, as Sainz even went on the radio, telling his team to instruct the Monegasque driver to drive close to him as they cross the finish line.

2024 Japanese Grand Prix Summary - Leclerc vs Sainz:

After winning his first race of the 2024 season, Sainz had high expectations also ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix, but those were tamed down a bit for both Ferrari drivers, as they qualified only in P4 and P8, with the Spanish driver ahead.
In the race, Sainz was once again the better driver, even though Leclerc made massive progress thanks to a one-stop strategy, while the rest of the drivers went for two stops.
As a result of his progress, the Monegasque driver was voted the Driver of the Day, but still it was his teammate who finished on the podium.

2024 Chinese Grand Prix Summary - Leclerc vs Sainz:

After finishing on the podium in every single race of the 2024 season, the first Sprint weekend of the year didn't start well for Ferrari, as they struggled in wet Sprint Shootout, placing their cars only fifth and seventh, once again with Sainz in front.
In the Sprint, they couldn't improve a lot, mostly because of Fernando Alonso, who was doing great job in keeping fellow Spaniard behind, but that changed on Lap 16 when the two collided.
Sainz sustained minor damage, and he was also overtaken by Sergio Perez, losing podium position, and also became vulnerable to his teammate, who tried a move around the outside into Turn 14.
The Spaniard wanted to fight for the position, pushing his teammate off the track, to which Leclerc reacted after the Sprint, as he was not happy with Sainz's actions, but said he believed they would clear air easily.
The Monegasque driver managed to get a minor revenge in the qualifying for the race, placing ahead of his teammate, but it wasn't much of a revenge, considering the two Ferrari drivers were still only sixth and seventh.
In the race, both managed to improve, finishing in exactly the same positions as in Sprint, with Leclerc fourth and Sainz fifth, with the Chinese Grand Prix weekend being their worst of the first five race weekends.

2024 Miami Grand Prix Summary - Leclerc vs Sainz:

Leclerc was better than his teammate all throughout the sprint race weekend at Miami International Autodrome. The Monegasque first outqualified the 29-year-old in both qualifying sessions.
Then, he proceeded to score two podiums: second place in the Sprint race and third place in the Grand Prix. Sainz believed he could have won the Grand Prix if the timing had been on his side.
Unfortunately, the Spaniard went to change his tires just one lap before the safety car was triggered. Lando Norris, who was running behind him at the time, took advantage of the safety car and went on to win the race.
Charles Leclerc's SF-24 with a special livery for the Miami Grand Prix
Charles Leclerc's SF-24 with a special livery for the Miami Grand Prix

2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Grand Prix Summary - Leclerc vs Sainz:

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was a highly anticipated race for Ferrari as the team introduced their first big upgrade of the season at Imola Circuit.
This upgrade moved Ferrari closer to the fight for race wins, but the team seemed to lack the pace of McLarens and Red Bulls overall.
Charles Leclerc was objectively the faster Ferrari driver throughout the whole weekend as he beat Carlos Sainz in both qualifying and the race.
The Monegasque qualified in P4 moved to P3 due to Oscar Piastri's penalty before the race, and then finished where he started. Sainz qualified in P5, moved to P4 before the race, and then finished in P5 (for the third consecutive weekend).