Formula 1 racing team Ferrari, has officially announced the Carlos Sainz will be replacing four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel who will be leaving the team when his contract expires.
Sebastian Vettel announced that he would be leaving Ferrari after a breakdown in negotiation talks this week. Sainz will be racing alongside his new teammate Charles Leclerc in the upcoming 2021 season.
“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.” read the statement from Ferrari team principle Mattia Binotto
“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 50 years of the Scuderia, will be the best possible combination to help us reach the goals we have set ourselves.”
The move by Carlos Sainz brings an end to the speculation on whether or not Lewis Hamilton would e making a move to the Italian giants.
Sainz, who is currently finishing up his season with Maclaren, is looking forward to the next step in his Formula 1 career as went on to say:
“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.”
No date has been given as to when the current Formula 1 season will resume after having most of this year’s events cancelled due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic