Sainz laughed at Ferrari contract rumours

Sainz laughed at Ferrari contract rumours

Mentioned to be at loggerheads with Ferrari over the length of his contract extension, Carlos Sainz says he laughed on the studies because the deal was already agreed and signed.

Though each Sainz and Ferrari made it clear within the pre-season that that they wished to proceed working collectively past 2022, weeks glided by with out affirmation of a brand new deal.

That led to rumours in regards to the maintain up.

Earlier this week it was mentioned to be the length of the take care of Sainz wanting a two-year contract and Ferrari solely keen to supply him one season with an possibility for a second.

Sainz laughed on the rumours as whereas all that was happening, he had already put pen to paper on the brand new deal, they had been simply ready to announce it.

“You’ll be able to think about how a lot I used to be laughing at dwelling when folks began writing these items,” he mentioned at Imola as per Autosport.

“As a result of I had every part just about executed and we had been simply ready for Imola to announce [it].

“Humorous occasions, like at all times in System 1, with the gossip and all that.”

Ferrari finally confirmed on Thursday, on the eve of their first dwelling grand prix, that Sainz can be staying on for an extra two seasons.

The 27-year-old will proceed as Charles Leclerc’s team-mate by way of to the tip of the 2024 season.

“It was tremendous easy, to be trustworthy,” Sainz mentioned of the extension.

“It’s been straightforward going. I suppose after such a superb first 12 months like we had, simply attending to agree by way of the winter was pretty straightforward for each events.

“And now having the chance to announce in a spot like Imola in entrance of the tifosi on a weekend like this, I believe it was excellent.

“So, we put collectively a superb plan for the announcement being right here.”


Becoming a member of Ferrari final season, Sainz moved onto his fourth staff since getting into System 1 in 2015.

Previous to his Ferrari deal, his longest keep was two and three-quarter seasons with Toro Rosso earlier than he moved to Renault after which McLaren.

“It’s key,” he mentioned of his four-year stick with Ferrari.

“It’s no secret not too long ago that not solely me, I believe you’ve heard additionally different drivers saying that it’s essential on the driving force’s facet to have full thoughts give attention to the efficiency, on the racing, and never having to focus an excessive amount of on what the longer term holds.

“And for me, I’ve been, since I found once I raced for McLaren, I’ve been very vocal in the direction of [contract stability].

“And yeah, truthfully, I’ve been fairly positive all of the winter that we had been gonna safe this, so it’s not like I used to be anxious within the first three races [so far in 2021].

“But it surely at all times offers you that additional little bit of a lift.”




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