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Carlos Sainz would be a good fit for Mercedes

  • Published on 14 Dec 2016 15:35
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  • By: Dominik Wilde

Sky F1 analyst Mark Hughes believes that Carlos Sainz would be a good fit for Mercedes.

The Spaniard will race for Toro Rosso again next season, having been denied the chance by Red Bull to move to Renault.

However, he has since been linked with Nico Rosberg's seat at Mercedes following the German's surprise retirement.

"I'd love to see Carlos Sainz in there," said Hughes. "It's so frustrating because of the direct comparison we've seen with Verstappen at Toro Rosso [in 2015] and to want to see that translated into a good car."

2017 will be Sainz's third season at Red Bull's junior team, and Hughes feels that he needs to leave in order to further his career.

"It looks like Red Bull potentially have a driver line-up in the senior team that's going to be there for years, so does that mean Carlos is forever in the junior team? How long can you keep somebody in the junior team?"

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  • Hemex

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    Half the grid would be a good fit for Mercedes, plus Maldonado of course.

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    • Dec 14 2016 - 17:51

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