Connect with us

2017 F1

Sainz set to replace Palmer at Renault from Malaysian GP, Gasly to Toro Rosso

Published

on

Toro Rosso ace Carlos Sainz has signed a deal to join Renault and trigger a series of domino changes that will secure McLaren the French car manufacturer’s engines for 2018, Autosport and German language website Motorsport-Total.com has learned.

High level sources have confirmed that Sainz will working with Nico Hulkenberg as a team-mate role from the Malaysian Grand Prix, leaving the unlucky Jolyon Palmer, who has not yet get a single point this season.

Also, extremely valued Red Bull junior driver Pierre Gasly would take over from Sainz at Toro Rosso for the remainder of the season. The 2016 GP2 Series champion has been challenging in the Japanese Super Formula Championship, waiting for an opening in Formula 1.

With the Sainz deal decided, that has opened the way for Toro Rosso to confirm a switch to Honda engines for next year, which in turn ensures McLaren will get hold of a supply of customer Renault power units for 2018 and McLaren will supply gearboxes for the Japanese power unit.

Moving to Renault power might also enable McLaren to reassurance Fernando Alonso to stay at the team for another season. His current deal expires at the end of this year, and the double world champion has been assessing his options for several weeks.

Loading...

Comments

Latest Results

Latest F1 News

2019 F11 day ago

2019 British GP Race Results

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton wins a record sixth British Grand with an incredible home victory. Pole sitter Valtteri Bottas finished...

2019 F14 days ago

2020 race seat for Ocon 100 Percent sure

Esteban Ocon’s chances of returning to the Formula 1 grid next year stand at “100 per cent”. That is the...

2019 F15 days ago

Berger not sure Hamilton best ever driver

Gerhard Berger is not so sure that Lewis Hamilton is the best F1 driver of all time. This year, Lewis...

2019 F15 days ago

Ricciardo not ready to sign new Renault deal

Daniel Ricciardo says he is not ready to sign a contract extension at Renault. In the past days, the Australian...

2019 F15 days ago

Haas title sponsor terminates F1 deal

Haas’ controversial title sponsor has pulled the plug. In a single bizarre tweet, Rich Energy announced that the deal has...

2019 F15 days ago

Silverstone still concerned about London GP

Even with a new five-year contract signed with Silverstone, Liberty is not ruling out a Formula 1 race in London....

2019 F16 days ago

Verstappen is the best driver in F1 – Horner

Max Verstappen has stepped confidently into the driver leadership position at Red Bull, following the departure of Daniel Ricciardo. That...

2019 F16 days ago

Gasly can do much more for Red Bull – Horner

Amid intensifying speculation about Pierre Gasly’s future, the Frenchman’s bosses insist they are still supporting him. Rumours Gasly could be...

2019 F16 days ago

Ferrari still trusts Vettel – Binotto

Mattia Binotto has called for more “patience” as he admits Ferrari’s 2019 car is not yet a match for Mercedes’....

2019 F16 days ago

F1 stars say Silverstone must stay

A trio of F1 stars say Silverstone must stay on the F1 calendar. Amid uncertainty about the historic race’s future,...

Most Popular

ThisisF1.com 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.

References
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