Spaniard Carlos Sainz will race for Ferrari in Formula 1 at least until the end of the 2024 season, the team said on Thursday.
The 27-year-old, who moves from McLaren to Ferrari in 2021 to replace four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, is 5th in the overall standings and helps Ferrari to 3rd in the battle of the house. build in the first season.
He has had a good start to the 2022 season, finishing third in the drivers’ standings after finishing the first two races of the season in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
He was unable to finish at the Australian Grand Prix, he was disqualified shortly after the start.
“I always say there is no better team to race and after over a year working with them I can say that wearing this racing suit and representing this team is unique and one of a kind. two,” Sainz said in a statement.
Sainz’s teammate, Charles Leclerc, won two of the first three races, finished second in the other, and had a 34-point lead in the championship.
“I believe we have the best pair of drivers in Formula One and so, with each passing race, it seems a completely natural step to renew Carlos’ contract, thus ensuring stability. steady and continuous,” said team leader Mattia Binotto.
“In his time with the team to date, he has demonstrated the talent we expect from him, delivering impressive results and making the most of every opportunity.”
Ferrari, which last won the title in 2008 and failed to win a race in 2020 and 2021, also lead the constructors’ standings 39 points away from champion Mercedes.
The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola this weekend, Round 4 23, is the Ferrari race at the Italian circuit named after company founder Enzo and his son Dino.