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Sainz's future will be resolved by Red Bull

  • Published on 31 Aug 2017 17:11
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Carlos Sainz is still in the dark over what his F1 future will look like. Sainz is currently contracted to Toro Rosso for another year after Red Bull took up the option to extend his deal last month. The Spaniard has been linked with a move to Renault and Williams, but Red Bull insists that he will remain where he is.

Upon extending Sainz's contract Red Bull team principal Christian Horner revealed that Sainz could be bought out of the team for €8m. Ahead of the Italian Grand Prix this weekend, Sainz admitted his future is in the hands of Red Bull.

"My future depends entirely on what Red Bull and Helmut Marko do. I do not discuss anything with them because it's all in their hands. All I know is that I have a contract with Toro Rosso for one more year and with Red Bull for a couple more. So my future depends on what they judge is best for me and where I have to go," Sainz added.

"Hopefully Toro Rosso will be better next year and closer to the top three," he said. "I am not the only driver who wants to take a step forward. There are many others in the middle of the grid in the same situation as me, so we have to be patient for when our moment will come."

 

Fergal Walsh

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  • boudy

    Posts: 1,168

    I think he's in the correct team based on his skill set. He would do well moving to a Renault drive since VES and RIC will not be going anywhere in 2018.

    His overtakes are hurried and not clean, seems happy to drive around 10th place and calling this a good result. Decent mid field driver.

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    • Aug 31 2017 - 17:20
    • reg

      Posts: 162

      No I think you really under estimate him, he currently has a rubbish car with virtually no in season development, anywhere else (apart from McClaren of course) would be a good move!

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      • Aug 31 2017 - 17:33
    • Not even decent, @ Boudy.

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      • Aug 31 2017 - 18:12

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