Sainz to join Leclerc at Ferrari in 2021

MAY 14, 2020

Sainz to join Leclerc at Ferrari in 2021

Carlos Sainz, British GP 2019
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Ferrari announced today that Spanish driver Carlos Sainz with join Ferrari, replacing the departing Sebastian Vettel, and will partner Charles Leclerc.

The initial deal is for two seasons, 2021 and 2022.

Carlos Sainz said, "I am very happy that I will be driving for Scuderia Ferrari in 2021 and I'm excited about my future with the team."

"I still have an important year ahead with McLaren Racing and I'm really looking forward to going racing again with them this season."

Mattia Binotto, Ferrari Team Principal said, "I'm pleased to announce that Carlos will join Scuderia Ferrari as from the 2021 championship. With five seasons already behind him, Carlos has proved to be very talented and has shown that he has the technical ability and the right attributes to make him an ideal fit with our family."

"We've embarked on a new cycle with the aim of getting back to the top in Formula 1. It will be a long journey, not without its difficulties, especially given the current financial and regulatory situation, which is undergoing a sudden change and will require this challenge to be tackled in a different way to the recent past."

"We believe that a driver pairing with the talent and personality of Charles and Carlos, the youngest in the past fifty years of the Scuderia, will be the best possible combination to help us reach the goals we have set ourselves."

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