The Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr. He has renewed his contract with Ferrari for two years until the end of 2024, the Formula 1 team announced thi
The Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr. He has renewed his contract with Ferrari for two years until the end of 2024, the Formula 1 team announced this Thursday before the fourth Grand Prix of the season this weekend in Imola (Italy).
Sainz, 27 years old and son of the world rally champion of the same name Carlos Sainzarrived at Ferrari at the beginning of 2021 after two seasons with the British team McLaren.
“I have always said that there was no better Formula 1 team to race for and after more than a year with them, I can confirm that wearing this race suit and representing this team is unique and incomparable,” Sainz was quoted as saying. comunicate of ferrari.
Since its inception in 2015 to red bull and after passing through Renault (final 2017-2018), Sainz has participated in 143 Grand Prix achieving eight podiums.
After twice finishing sixth in the championship with McLaren, he recorded his best result in 2021, finishing 5th in his first year with the Scuderia – defying predictions that put his Monegasque team-mate ahead charles leclerc.
But at this start of the 2022 season, Leclerc has clearly taken the lead behind the wheel of a once again dominant Ferrari. The Monegasque is the leader after three sets with 71 points ahead of George Russell (Mercedes) with 37 points and Sainz, who has 33.
“It seemed a completely natural step to extend Carlos’ contract, thus ensuring stability and continuity.”
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“The F1-75 has proven to be a leading car, which can allow me to achieve my goals on the track, starting with my first victory in Formula 1,” he confided. sainz“reinforced by this new proof of confidence” with this new contract.
still 20 Great prizes In this record season, and thanks to a car that, for now, outperforms its competitors Red Bull and Mercedes in performance and reliability, the Spaniard should have a chance.
“I have said on several occasions that I think we have the best pair of drivers in Formula 1 and so, as the races went on, it seemed natural to renew Carlos’ contract, ensuring stability and continuity,” explained the team director. Mattia Binotto.
“I am sure that with Charles, he can play an important role in feeding ferrari legend“, he added.
The Italian team, the most successful in history (16 constructors’ titles and 15 drivers’), has not won the title of best team since 2008 and has not had a driver at the top of this sport since 2007 with finnish Kimi raikkonen.