Carlos Sainz Jnr will race with Ferrari until at least the end of the 2024 season after signing a contract extension with the team.Imola.
The new deal sees Sainz remain alongside Ferrari team mate Charles Leclerc, who is also contracted with Ferrari until the conclusion of the 2024 season. Ferrari currently lead both the constructors’ and drivers’ championships, the latter with Leclerc, who has won two of the first three races this year.
“I am very happy to have renewed my contract with Scuderia Ferrari,” Sainz said. “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.
“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.”
Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto said that extending Sainz’s contract with the team showed that Ferrari had the “best driver pairing in Formula 1”.
“With every passing race, it seemed a completely natural step to extend Carlos’ contract, thus ensuring stability and continuity,” said Binotto. “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.”
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