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

PARIS — Carlos Sainz Jr. will push for Formulation A single team Ferrari future period and Daniel Ricciardo will substitute the Spaniard at McLaren.

The twenty five-year-previous Sainz Jr. will sign up for Ferrari on a two-year offer starting future year, the Italian team reported in a assertion Thursday, soon right after McLaren introduced Ricciardo’s arrival from Renault.

“I am extremely content that I will be driving for Ferrari in 2021 and I’m fired up about my foreseeable future with the team,” Sainz Jr. reported. “I continue to have an important year ahead with McLaren Racing and I’m definitely looking ahead to likely racing yet again with them this period.”

The first 10 races of the period have both been postponed or canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Sainz Jr., the son of two-time globe rally champion Carlos Sainz, will substitute Sebastian Vettel. The 4-time F1 champion is leaving Ferrari at the end of his agreement.

Vettel struggled at occasions to compete in opposition to Charles Leclerc, even however Leclerc was only in his to start with period with Ferrari and his next in F1. The 22-year-previous Leclerc is contracted to Ferrari right up until the end of 2024 and, with Vettel long gone, is now the team’s No. one driver.

Despite not acquiring a globe champion at the rear of the wheel — like Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, or Fernando Alonso in advance of them — Ferrari hopes a more youthful driver pairing has a galvanizing effect.

“We’ve embarked on a new cycle with the intention of acquiring back to the top in Formulation A single. It will be a long journey, not without its problems, especially presented the current economical and regulatory situation,” Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto reported. “A driver pairing with the talent and character of Charles and Carlos, the youngest in the previous 50 yrs of the Scuderia, will be the finest attainable combination to assistance us.”

Both equally motorists will be hungry: Leclerc to problem for the globe title, Sainz Jr. to show he can compete alongside him.

Sainz Jr. drove regularly very well very last period, securing the to start with podium complete of his occupation and helping McLaren complete fourth in the constructors’ championship.

“I also want to shell out tribute to Carlos for the excellent job he has been carrying out for McLaren in helping our performance recovery strategy,” McLaren main government Zak Brown reported. “He is a genuine team participant, and we would like him very well for his foreseeable future.”

Ricciardo will push alongside 20-year-previous British driver Lando Norris future period.

“Signing Daniel is yet another action ahead in our longterm strategy and will deliver an thrilling new dimension to the team, alongside Lando,” Brown reported. “This is great information for our team, partners and of program our followers.”

Despite his deficiency of experience, Norris has shown a great head below pressure on race working day.

Renault has not nevertheless reported who will substitute Ricciardo future year.

The 30-year-previous Australian experienced a difficult time very last period, his to start with with the French company right after generating a surprise go from Pink Bull. He managed only 1 fourth-spot complete and positioned a lowly ninth in the standings.

But Ricciardo confirmed solid type for the duration of his stint with Pink Bull, winning 7 races and regularly securing podium finishes.

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

Though Alonso is 38 yrs previous, the Spanish driver received his two globe titles with Renault.


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