Sainz signs till 2024!

Ferrari and Carlos Sainz have made an agreement (finally), and it will now see Carlos stay with the team for another two years, until the end of 2024.

Sainz had an excellent debut season with the Italian team last season, scoring points in all but two races and managing to grab four podiums on his way to a career best fifth place in the standings, two places above his teammate.

Last month, former Toro Rosso, Renault and McLaren driver Sainz said he was “extremely close” to signing the new deal with Ferrari and in the days leading up to Ferrari’s first home race of the season an agreement was reached.

Carlos’ new deal brings him in line with Leclerc, both drivers now being contracted to Ferrari until at least the end of 2024.

Sainz currently sits in third in the drivers’ standings on 33 points, having finished second and third respectively in the opening two races, before having to retire last time out in Australia. The team will be hoping to have another good weekend this week as they come into the weekend leading both championships.

I am very happy to have renewed my contract with Scuderia Ferrari. I have always said that there is no better Formula 1 team to race for and after over a year with them, I can confirm that putting on this race suit and representing this team is unique and incomparable. My first season at Maranello was solid and constructive, with the whole group progressing together. The result of all that work has been clear to see so far season. I feel strengthened by this renewed show of confidence in me and now I can’t wait to get in the car, to do my best for Ferrari and to give its fans plenty to cheer about. The F1-75 is proving to be a front-runner, which can allow me to chase my goals on track, starting with taking my first Formula 1 win.

Carlos Sainz on his new contract.

I have said several times that I believe we have the best driver pairing in Formula 1 and so, with every passing race, it seemed a completely natural step to extend Carlos’s contract, thus ensuring stability and continuity. In his time so far with the team, he has proved to have the talent we expected from him, delivering impressive results and making the most of all opportunities. Outside the car, he is a hard worker with an eye for the smallest detail, which has helped the whole group to improve and progress. Together, we can aim for ambitious targets and I’m sure that, along with Charles, he can play a significant part in fuelling the Ferrari legend and will write new chapters in the history of our team

Mattia Binotto, Ferrari Team Principle on Carlos Sainz.

My Opinion-

I don’t think anyone expected anything different! I wasn’t sure on how long the contract would be, as Ferrari do have Mick Schumacher to think about. But it was the right decision by the Italian team, after Carlos’ great debut season.

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