Carlos Sainz will not wait around for Red Bull to promote him, and hopes they will not intervene with a move away again.
It is understood that Sainz was in-line for a move to Renault but was blocked by Red Bull as they didn't want to lose him. Sainz feels honoured that the team believe in him but wants to move to a front running team sooner rather than later.
"To my regret, Red Bull Racing are very happy with their drivers,” he said in Austin. “It’s good for them that there is a third driver who is waiting for the right moment, but I can’t wait my whole life. I hope they understand that,” added Sainz.
When asked if he thinks the team would intervene again he said: "I hope not. Red Bull are tough but also fair. If they do not need to replace one of the drivers, then I’m sure they’ll find a fair solution.”
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