Carlos Sainz allowed cameras behind the scenes of his first days on track in a Ferrari F1 machine at Pista di Fiorano.
The Spanish driver made his highly-anticipated move to the prancing horses for the 2021 season after two years with the McLaren team.
Fans got a glimpse of Sainz alongside his father preparing for his debut in Bahrain later this month during the clip posted to his Instagram.
Speaking about settling into his new team, the 26-year-old said his days have been “above all busy; meeting all the people from each department.”
He said he has “started building relations with all these people, exchanging opinions, previous experiences and learning how they work.”
Day two at the track and already Carlos noted feeling more confident in the car after having the previous day to find his feet.
He said; “Now I know the car, so I know what to expect.
“Yesterday there was more uncertainty, today I am even more excited.”
Last week, Ferrari aired part one of its two-part season launch, announcing this year’s driver lineup and allowing fans to get to know them a little better ahead of the 2021 season.
Speaking about the new driver pairing this year, Team Principal, Mattia Binotto said:
“They are young and similar in certain respects and I think they are very strong.
“I know they can’t wait to go head to head on track, but I know they are both aware that, first and foremost comes Ferrari and its interests and so there is no hierarchy.
“If we were to be clever enough to become the dominant force in Formula 1, then maybe we can start to make certain assessments.
“But for the moment, there is no room for this sort of discussion. First, we need to catch up with our competitors.”
Speaking ahead of his debut with the team, Sainz said from his experience in moving from team to team, it’s hard to be completely ready by race one.
He said; “My intention is obviously to be 100% ready for race one.
“But realistically speaking from my experience changing teams during all these years has been that that is very difficult to achieve.
“There’s always experiences, feelings that you need to go through race-by-race, or race weekend by race weekend, in free practices, in qualifyings, in the races that you always end up learning during the races rather than testing.
“One day and a half of testing per driver is not going to help (much).”
Ferrari will launch their new season contender on March 10, ahead of pre-season testing in Bahrain on March 12.