Connect with us

2017 F1

Red Bull blocked 2017 Renault move for Sainz – father



Red Bull blocked 2017 Renault move for Sainz - father

Red Bull blocked 2017 Renault move for Sainz – father

Red Bull blocked Carlos Sainz’s move to Renault for 2017, according to the Spanish driver’s well-known father.

Sainz senior, a world rally champion, appeared on Spanish radio Onda Cero and confirmed reports that his 22-year-old son wanted to accept an offer from the Renault works team.

“He was very close to leaving (Toro Rosso) because the offer was really interesting and he was interested, especially in the three years (contract),” Sainz snr said.

“But in the end Red Bull did not let him go; they wanted one more year,” he added.

“The coming season can be a good year for Red Bull and they want to have someone (available) in case something happens, and they prefer that it is Carlos.

“So on one side that is good and on the other side it is not,” said Sainz snr.

Sainz jr is firmly under contract to Red Bull for 2017, who want the young Spaniard to remain at the secondary team Toro Rosso.

Sainz’s father continued: “Hopefully in the future he will take the step of going to a more competitive team and he can fight a little higher up.

“Next year should be the last year for Carlos at Toro Rosso,” he said. “The normal thing is to move then to another team, because no one has been there (at Toro Rosso) for four years in a row.

“I think joining a team like Renault is an important step but hopefully in the future something like that will happen,” said Sainz snr.

He also indicated that Sainz jr is likely to have to leave the Red Bull family in order to get his chance further up the grid.

“Red Bull (Racing) has young drivers confirmed for the next three years and so the future there is a little difficult,” he said. “Unless one of them is upset and leaves, it will be difficult to make the jump to Red Bull.”



Latest F1 News

Latest F1 News

2019 F12 months ago

Vettel ‘has no future at Ferrari anymore’ – Red Bull boss

Sebastian Vettel has “no future at Ferrari”, according to his former boss Dr Helmut Marko. Despite having arguably the fastest...

2019 F12 months ago

Leclerc girlfriend reveals Ferrari’s F1 star ended relationship with her

Charles Leclerc’s former girlfriend has revealed that the Ferrari driver “left me” in order to focus on his Formula 1...

2019 F12 months ago

Hamilton seizing advantage of Vettel DNF to seal Russian GP

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton took the advantages with the Russian Grand Prix victory after race leader Sebastian Vettel’s retirement. During...

2019 F12 months ago

McLaren split with Renault for Mercedes in 2021 F1

McLaren split with engine supplier Renault over a disagreement about Formula 1 strategy, according to Cyril Abiteboul. “It was apparent...

2019 F12 months ago

The manager says secrecy around Schumacher’s health is “difficult” to understand

News of the Seven time F1 world champion, Michael Schumacher being “out of a coma” went viral on June 2014,...

2019 F12 months ago

Mercedes no favourite at remaining races in 2019 – Hamilton

Mercedes will no longer be the favourite at any of the remaining races in 2019, according to Lewis Hamilton. Despite...

2019 F12 months ago

Renault F1 criticises FIA over penalty

Cyril Abiteboul has accused the FIA of being inconsistent about how it hands out penalties for sporting and technical infractions....

2019 F12 months ago

Ferrari ‘hungrier than Mercedes’ – Hamilton

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton criticised Mercedes after the Singapore GP. The Briton was not even on the podium on Sunday,...

2019 F12 months ago

Hamilton warns he could lose 2019 F1 title

Lewis Hamilton has warned Mercedes that he risks not winning the 2019 world championship. The Briton’s championship lead is actually...

2019 F12 months ago

Charles Leclerc is Ferrari’s “No: 1 driver” – JJ Lehto

Charles Leclerc is now Ferrari’s “number 1 driver”. That is the view of JJ Lehto, who was once the supporting...

Most Popular is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media