F1: sainz to join ferrari, replace vettel

Speculation surrounding the future of Sebastian Vettel has been flying around, one F1 legend believes his time has come to an end. Four-time F1 world champion, Sebastian Vettel, announced that he would leave Ferrari at the end of the season.

f1: sainz to join ferrari, replace vettel

Daniel Ricciardo and Carlos Sainz are two of the rumoured contenders to take his place. In bombshell news that has rocked F1 and the driver market, Ferrari revealed on Tuesday that they had agreed to part ways with the four-time champion once his contract expires, with Vettel admitting there was no longer a "common desire" between himself and the team.

The big focus now is on what's next for Vettel, who turns 33 in July, and who could replace him in one of the most coveted seats in motorsport in Martin Brundle doubts whether Vettel would be willing to drive for another team if the race-winning options on the grid are closed.

But I wonder if it's the end of the road for Seb, or whether he'll take a midfield situation with promise. Whether it's for good or not, as we've seen with other drivers, remains to be seen. Vettel, who said he has to focus on the "real priorities in life", is third on the all-time list of F1 wins — behind Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton — while he is one of only five drivers to have ever claimed four titles. Could Lewis potentially shift into the famous red?

Ferrari confirms Sainz will replace Vettel in 2021

Source:Getty Images. Speculation about Vettel's future has been lingering for some time, and Hamilton has long-been mooted as a potential replacement. But Brundle doubts Ferrari would want "two bulls" by pairing rising star Charles Leclerc with a six-time world champion. They're working blind at the moment. Ricciardo and Sainz have both been linked to the free Ferrari seat.

The new kids in town haven't had a chance to prove themselves as a Leclerc or [Max] Verstappen of the future, for example. Daniel Ricciardo, formerly of Red Bull, is also an out-of-contract driver who has been linked with the Ferrari seat, and Brundle threw out a prediction for the market. Log in Sign up. Log out. Sky Sports May 13, pm. Video Image Sebastian Vettel announces shock exit from Ferrari.

f1: sainz to join ferrari, replace vettel

Rival slams Renault, Ricciardo issue recurs.Current McLaren driver Sainz agreed a deal back in May to join Ferrari for the season, replacing four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel. The move looked like a step toward the front of the grid for Sainz, only for Ferrari to make a difficult start to the season.

The Ferrari SF will be raced again next year as part of a cost-saving drive by F1, with only limited development allowed on the car and the engine. I think it is way too early in the season. I think you've clearly seen how much a car can change from one year to another - how much Racing Point can change from last year to this year, how much Ferrari can change from last year to this year.

That's why I'm focusing on the present on my time at McLaren. Sainz has spoken previously about the importance of stability in his future, having flourished with McLaren last year after signing his first multi-year agreement in F1.

Asked by Motorsport. I'm happy where I am right now, and it takes the mind out of other situations. Formula 1. Top events Formula 1. Austrian GP. Event finished.

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Summary Results. Styrian GP. Hungarian GP. Race in. See full schedule. British GP. FP1 in.Ferrari confirmed on Tuesday morning that four-time world champion Vettel would be leaving at the end of after both parties agreed to break off talks over a new contract. Ferrari has moved swiftly to identify a replacement for Vettel, with sources indicating to Motorsport.

An announcement is expected from Ferrari in the coming days confirming Sainz as Charles Leclerc's new teammate from It will mark a step up to a front-running team for Sainz, 25, who impressed through his first season with McLaren inscoring the team's first podium in nearly six years at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

McLaren had already commenced early talks with Sainz over extending his current contract, which was due to expire at the end of the year. But the British team is now facing a line-up change for as Sainz moves up to Ferrari, with both Vettel and current Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo being linked with a move.

Ricciardo had been expected to attract interest from Ferrari to replace Vettel, but is now understood to be on course for a switch to McLaren. By completing its line-up for with Sainz and Leclerc, Ferrari will also end any speculation that Lewis Hamilton could make a shock switch from Mercedes for next year.

It would also close off a possible option for Hamilton's teammate, Valtteri Bottas, who will be left to focus on retaining his seat with Mercedes to remain at the front of the grid.

Sainz's move to Ferrari will be the latest big step in a career trajectory that has accelerated quickly since his exit from Toro Rosso in late Sainz starred through his time at Toro Rosso, leading the team following Verstappen's sudden promotion to Red Bull in earlyand was signed by Renault with four races remaining in the campaign. Sainz spent with Renault before moving across to McLaren following Ricciardo's arrival at Enstone, signing a multi-year contract for the first time in his career.

As well as forging a close relationship with rookie teammate Lando Norris off-track, Sainz was able to impress behind the wheel as he finished sixth in the championship, leading the midfield drivers.

He also led McLaren to fourth place in the constructors' championship, its best finish since Home Ferrari News Motorsport. By : Luke Smith. Carlos Sainz is set to replace Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari for the Formula 1 season, with an announcement expected later this week.

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Carlos Sainz Jr is set to replace Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari for the Formula 1 season, with an announcement expected later this week. Ferrari confirmed on Tuesday morning that four-time world champion Vettel would be leaving at the end of after both parties agreed to break off talks over a new contract.

Ferrari has moved swiftly to identify a replacement for Vettel, with sources indicating to Autosport that a deal has now been struck with current McLaren driver Sainz.

An announcement is expected from Ferrari in the coming days confirming Sainz as Charles Leclerc's new team-mate from It will mark a step up to a front-running team for Sainz, 25, who impressed through his first season with McLaren inscoring the team's first podium in nearly six years at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

McLaren had already commenced early talks with Sainz over extending his current contract, which was due to expire at the end of the year. But the British team is now facing a line-up change for as Sainz moves up to Ferrari, with both Vettel and current Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo being linked with a move. Ricciardo had been expected to attract interest from Ferrari to replace Vettel, but is now understood to be on-course for a switch to McLaren.

By completing its line-up for with Sainz and Leclerc, Ferrari will also end any speculation that Lewis Hamilton could make a shock switch from Mercedes for next year. It would also close off a possible option for Hamilton's team-mate, Valtteri Bottas, who will be left to focus on retaining his seat with Mercedes to remain at the front of the grid.

Sainz's move to Ferrari will be the latest big step in a career trajectory that has accelerated quickly since his exit from Toro Rosso in late Sainz starred through his time at Toro Rosso, leading the team following Verstappen's sudden promotion to Red Bull in earlyand was signed by Renault with four races remaining in the campaign.

Sainz spent with Renault before moving across to McLaren following Ricciardo's arrival at Enstone, signing a multi-year contract for the first time in his career. As well as forging a close relationship with rookie team-mate Lando Norris off-track, Sainz was able to impress behind the wheel as he finished sixth in the championship, leading the midfield drivers.

He also led McLaren to fourth place in the constructors' championship, its best finish since F1 News. Carlos Sainz will join Ferrari for the F1 season to replace Sebastian Vettel after signing a two-year deal with the sport's most famous team.

On a huge day in F1's transfer market, Daniel Ricciardo was earlier confirmed as the driver who will in turn replace Sainz at a Mercedes-powered McLaren team from next year. Sainz, the year-old Spaniard, will join Charles Leclerc in a rare youthful Ferrari line-up after what will be two years at McLaren and an impressive campaign, when the team's fortunes improved and his stock rocketed.

The six-time world champion is expected to sign a new contract at Mercedes after consistently stressing his loyalty to the world champions. Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto said: "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.

Speaking on the Sky F1 Vodcast about a move he predicted earlier this week, Martin Brundle said: "[Sainz] will not be a pushover for Leclerc and nor would Ferrari want him to be. I see Sainz as a good fit there for the medium term. David Croft said: "He's a very mature, very accomplished, very proficient driver.

f1: sainz to join ferrari, replace vettel

If you want to go for someone who is going to be there to win races if Leclerc has a bad day, then Sainz is that man. He will win multiple races because he is talented enough to do so. On the back of a hugely-impressive first season at Ferrari when he finished ahead of Vettel in the standings and won two races, Leclerc signed a new long-term deal to over the winter. Vettel and Ferrari announced on Tuesday that they had decided not to agree a new deal for next year after six years together.

The four-time champion's F1 future beyond is now hugely uncertain, with Renault seemingly his best possibility if he wants to stay on the grid. Not turning 26 until September, Sainz is already a member of F1's race club and was gearing up for his sixth season on the grid before the coronavirus crisis struck. His switch from Renault to McLaren for was followed by the best season of his career so far when he finished sixth in the Drivers' Championship - the best placing by a driver not driving for Mercedes, Ferrari or Red Bull.

The affable Spaniard, son of rallying legend Carlos Sainz Snr, claimed his maiden podium in the penultimate race of last season in Brazil, although famously had to stage a mock ceremony with McLaren after the race as his third place was not confirmed until a time penalty for Lewis Hamilton.

Having already run Max Verstappen close in their respective debut years at Toro Rosso inbut ultimately been overlooked for a promotion to Red Bull and instead spent 18 months at Renault, Sainz's move to McLaren was seen as something of a gamble with the former champions in transition and a Renault engine customer.

But the Woking team enjoyed their best season in years, with Sainz a fulcrum of their on-track efforts and striking up a friendly partnership with Lando Norris. Look out for the next episode of the Sky F1 Vodcast on Friday when our expert team will asssess the implications of Sainz and Ricciardo's big moves and where that leaves Renault, Sebastian Vettel and the rest of the driver market. Watch a video from Carlos Sainz to McLaren as he thanks the team for his successful time with them so far ahead of his move to Ferrari in Sky F1's Martin Brundle has his say on Sainz and Daniel Ricciardo's moves as the transfer market goes into overdrive.

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Ahead of Thursday's official double announcement, the panel on the latest Sky F1 Vodcast gave their views on Carlos Sainz and Daniel Ricciardo's impending switches. Ahead of pre-season testing in Barcelona, McLaren pair Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris undertake a driving challenge, whilst trying not to spill six pints of milk. Russell: Albon 'being made to look like an idiot'. Hamilton beats Bottas to pole, Racing Point star.Ferrari confirmed on Tuesday morning that four-time world champion Vettel would be leaving at the end of after both parties agreed to break off talks over a new contract.

Ferrari has moved swiftly to identify a replacement for Vettel, with sources indicating to Motorsport. An announcement is expected from Ferrari in the coming days confirming Sainz as Charles Leclerc's new teammate from It will mark a step up to a front-running team for Sainz, 25, who impressed through his first season with McLaren inscoring the team's first podium in nearly six years at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

McLaren had already commenced early talks with Sainz over extending his current contract, which was due to expire at the end of the year. But the British team is now facing a line-up change for as Sainz moves up to Ferrari, with both Vettel and current Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo being linked with a move. Ricciardo had been expected to attract interest from Ferrari to replace Vettel, but is now understood to be on course for a switch to McLaren. By completing its line-up for with Sainz and Leclerc, Ferrari will also end any speculation that Lewis Hamilton could make a shock switch from Mercedes for next year.

It would also close off a possible option for Hamilton's teammate, Valtteri Bottas, who will be left to focus on retaining his seat with Mercedes to remain at the front of the grid. Sainz's move to Ferrari will be the latest big step in a career trajectory that has accelerated quickly since his exit from Toro Rosso in late Sainz starred through his time at Toro Rosso, leading the team following Verstappen's sudden promotion to Red Bull in earlyand was signed by Renault with four races remaining in the campaign.

f1: sainz to join ferrari, replace vettel

Sainz spent with Renault before moving across to McLaren following Ricciardo's arrival at Enstone, signing a multi-year contract for the first time in his career. As well as forging a close relationship with rookie teammate Lando Norris off-track, Sainz was able to impress behind the wheel as he finished sixth in the championship, leading the midfield drivers. He also led McLaren to fourth place in the constructors' championship, its best finish since Remembering F1's first world championship race 70 years on.

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Sainz set to replace Vettel at Ferrari for 2021 - sources

Top events Formula 1. Austrian GP. Event finished. Summary Results. Styrian GP. Hungarian GP. Race in.As ESPN reported on Wednesday, Ferrari moved quickly to sign Sainz after confirmation it had not come to an agreement with Vettel over extending the four-time world champion's contract beyond this season. The news came shortly after McLaren confirmed the signing of Daniel Ricciardo as Sainz's replacement.

Sainz, the son of the two-time World Rally Championship winner of the same name, enjoyed a breakout season in which included the first F1 podium finish of his career so far at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Sainz said: "I am very happy that I will be driving for Scuderia Ferrari in 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.

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto has heralded the arrival of Sainz as the start of a "new cycle" for Ferrari, which he hopes leads them to a world 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. 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.

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