Charles Leclerc believes his friendly relationship with team-mate Carlos Sainz is helping to push everyone at Ferrari forward.

Sainz has ensured he does not miss his ‘bromance’ buddy at McLaren, Lando Norris, too much by enjoying some downtime away from F1 with his new colleague Leclerc.

At the halfway mark of his first season with the Scuderia, the Spaniard has to be pleased with how things have gone – he has already achieved a pair of top-three finishes and finds himself three points ahead of Leclerc in the Drivers’ Championship standings.

With 83 and 80 respectively, the duo have put Ferrari level with McLaren in third position in the Constructors’ list, which represents a big improvement so far on last year’s P6 placing.

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