Scuderia Ferrari is pleased to announce that it has extended its agreement with Carlos Sainz.
The Spaniard, who made his debut with the Maranello squad in the 2021 season, will thus be part of the team to the end of 2024.
Carlos Sainz, Scuderia Ferrari driver said: “I am delighted 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 all my expectations have been exceeded.
“Putting on this race suit and representing this team is a great honour for me and I really look forward to keep enjoying our journey together.”
Talking about his time with the historic racing brand Sainz said: “My first season at Maranello was solid and constructive, with the whole group progressing together and the result of all that work has been clear to see so far season.
“I feel confident and hugely motivated after this renewal as it shows the trust 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.”
Looking at the current season where the ‘prancing horse’ are currently leading the drivers and constructors championship, although the drivers is led by teammate Charles Leclerc, Sainz is still feeling positive saying: “When I joined the team in 2021 the goal was to help Ferrari get back to the winning ways and to fight for both Championships.
“Now, the F1-75 is proving to be a front-runner, which truly allows me to chase those goals.”
Mattia Binotto Team Principal & Managing Director said: “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’ 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.”
Ferrari will be looking to extend their lead on home track at Imola this weekend, 22-24 April, where the track was named after Alfredo ‘Dino’ Ferrari and Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the legendary motorsport and luxury brand.