June 22, 2024

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Sainz Jr. will join Ferrari F1 team, Ricciardo takes his McLaren seat

PARIS — Carlos Sainz Jr. will travel for Method 1 staff Ferrari upcoming time and Daniel Ricciardo will swap the Spaniard at McLaren.

The twenty five-year-previous Sainz Jr. will be part of Ferrari on a two-year deal beginning upcoming year, the Italian staff mentioned in a statement Thursday, soon after McLaren announced Ricciardo’s arrival from Renault.

“I am extremely pleased that I will be driving for Ferrari in 2021 and I’m excited about my potential with the staff,” Sainz Jr. mentioned. “I however have an vital year ahead with McLaren Racing and I’m actually looking forward to going racing again with them this time.”

The first ten races of the time have possibly been postponed or canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Sainz Jr., the son of two-time entire world rally winner Carlos Sainz, will swap Sebastian Vettel. The 4-time F1 winner is leaving Ferrari at the close of his agreement.

Vettel struggled at situations to contend towards Charles Leclerc, even though Leclerc was only in his to start with time with Ferrari and his second in F1. The 22-year-previous Leclerc is contracted to Ferrari until eventually the close of 2024 and, with Vettel gone, is now the team’s No. 1 driver.

Regardless of not having a entire world winner driving the wheel — like Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, or Fernando Alonso just before them — Ferrari hopes a younger driver pairing has a galvanizing effect.

“We’ve embarked on a new cycle with the aim of obtaining back to the major in Method 1. It will be a extended journey, not without the need of its problems, primarily provided the latest money and regulatory situation,” Ferrari staff principal Mattia Binotto mentioned. “A driver pairing with the expertise and personality of Charles and Carlos, the youngest in the previous 50 years of the Scuderia, will be the ideal achievable mixture to help us.”

Both of those drivers will be hungry: Leclerc to problem for the entire world title, Sainz Jr. to exhibit he can contend together with him.

Sainz Jr. drove persistently well previous time, securing the to start with podium finish of his job and assisting McLaren finish fourth in the constructors’ championship.

“I also want to fork out tribute to Carlos for the exceptional career he has been doing for McLaren in assisting our effectiveness recovery program,” McLaren main government Zak Brown mentioned. “He is a serious staff participant, and we would like him well for his potential.”

Ricciardo will travel together with twenty-year-previous British driver Lando Norris upcoming time.

“Signing Daniel is another action forward in our longterm program and will carry an remarkable new dimension to the staff, together with Lando,” Brown mentioned. “This is superior news for our staff, partners and of program our fans.”

Regardless of his lack of encounter, Norris has proven a great head beneath force on race working day.

Renault has not nonetheless mentioned who will swap Ricciardo upcoming year.

The thirty-year-previous Australian experienced a challenging time previous time, his to start with with the French producer after making a surprise move from Crimson Bull. He managed only just one fourth-spot finish and positioned a lowly ninth in the standings.

But Ricciardo confirmed potent form throughout his stint with Crimson Bull, profitable seven races and persistently securing podium finishes.

Among those people touted to swap Ricciardo are Nico Hulkenberg, who dropped his Renault seat this year to Esteban Ocon, Alonso, and Vettel.

While Alonso is 38 years previous, the Spanish driver received his two entire world titles with Renault.


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