Sainz reacts to Ricciardo’s ’60-year-old’ fashion joke

Mark Scott
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Daniel Ricciardo and Carlos Sainz are enjoying a playful little exchange in the media over their respective fashion senses.

Ricciardo has replaced Sainz at McLaren after the Spaniard made the move to Ferrari in order to replace Sebastian Vettel and the duo are set to play important roles in what is already looking like a McLaren v Ferrari battle for P3 this season.

Ricciardo recently said in an interview with Square Mile that Sainz “dresses like a 60 year old, but otherwise he’s alright”, and Sainz has felt the sting with that one.

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“It’s a difficult thing to take,” Sainz told Sky Sports F1.

“But you cannot buy style and class!

“He still tries his fancy clothes but he will never know how to use a proper shirt and jersey like you and me!”.

Back when Ricciardo and Sainz were racing against each other as Renault and McLaren drivers respectively, Netflix tried to depict the two as fierce rivals in their ‘Drive to Survive’ series – but Ricciardo says there is nothing to that.

“I mean the second season, there were some episodes or parts where I feel they forced it a little bit,” Ricciardo said.

“They tried to create a bit of a rivalry between me and Sainz and it wasn’t really there. Like, he’s no more a rival than anyone else.

“There wasn’t any personal grudge with him, but I think [Netflix] wanted something, so a lot of questions led with asking about Carlos.

“Maybe no one noticed, but for me, I was like, he’s fine. I’ve probably got other guys that I dislike, you know, as opposed to Carlos…”

We wonder what Netflix will make of Sainz’s vicious attack on former team-mate Lando Norris at Imola…

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