McLaren CEO Zach Brown revealed that they could have prevented Sainz from signing Ferrari, but after confirming that they could sign Ricardo, they chose the long-running Australian driver, which cleared the way for Ferrari to sign Sainz. .
迈凯轮首席执行官扎克·布朗（Zach Brown）透露，本可以阻止塞恩斯与法拉利签约，但在确认可以与里卡多签约后，他们选择了长期运营的澳大利亚车手，这为法拉利与塞恩斯的签约扫清了道路。 。
In May, the Ferrari team stopped renewing the contract with Vettel, and then announced Sainz would join the team. The McLaren team subsequently confirmed that Ricardo will join McLaren in the 2021 season, partnering with Norris. Brown was very happy with the whole negotiation and transfer process, because he always wanted to sign Ricardo. In Sainz's contract, McLaren has a team option for the 2021 season, but Brown prefers the arrival of Ricardo as the end of Sainz's contract.
"We could have kept him, there is such an option in the agreement, but we did not use it," Brown told the official F1 website. "2 years ago (2018) we tried to contact Ricardo for the first time. Since then, he has always been our most wanted driver. After Andres (Seidel) joined the team, we have kept in touch with Daniel;
布朗在F1官方网站上说：“我们可以保留他，协议中有这样的选择，但我们没有使用。” “ 2年前（2018年），我们试图首次与里卡多联系。从那以后，他一直是我们最想要的车手。安德烈斯（塞德尔）加入车队后，我们一直与丹尼尔保持联系；
"After the negotiations with Ricardo started, we felt that he was not happy at Renault, so we were really lucky and could explore the possibility of signing Ricardo, while Carlos wanted to explore Ferrari. At that time. We believe that if Ricardo joins McLaren and Carlos joins Ferrari, it will be the best result for the Quartet," Brown said.
The fact that Ferrari was able to sign Sainz also benefited from McLaren’s success in chasing Ricardo. "We set a date as the deadline. Eventually we can sign Ricardo and Ferrari is willing to sign Carlos. So I said, great, let us act."