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Sainz On Alonso And Why He Owes Everything To Toro Rosso

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Having recently announced his move to Renault Sport next season, Carlos Sainz Jr. is in no doubt that he owes everything to his current team, Scuderia Toro Rosso. Mobil 1 The Grid spoke to the Spaniard to find out more about his time with the team, as well as the impact compatriot Fernando Alonso has had on his career to date.

Spaniard revealed that he only found out about the deal half an hour before it was made public. He will be replacing Jolyon Palmer, who announced on last Saturday that he was parting with Renault, having raced for them since the 2016 season.

“I actually knew about half an hour before the announcement so it was quite unexpected from my side,” Sainz said.

“A big surprise like for you guys! My manager let me know that Cyril [Abiteboul] had told him.”

When asked about what his feelings were following finding out, he said on Saturday at Japan: “When I went to bed I was happy because I knew it was a good chance for me to adapt to the car a bit earlier than we expected, to get to know my engineers, the team, the mechanics a bit earlier. I liked it, although I was not very emotional or happy because I was so focused on the weekend that it was difficult to take the mind out of that.”

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