Carlos Sainz quashes Renault rumours

Published on 11 Jul 2016 10:55

Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz has shot down speculation linking him with a move to Renault.

The Spaniard has been the subject of rumours of a proposed move to the Anglo-French outfit in a deal that would see Toro Rosso receive a discount on their engines. They are set to return to Renault power in 2017 after using year-old Ferrari power units in 2016.

However the former Formula Renault 3.5 champion angrily dismissed the claims, asking reports at Silverstone "Am I a currency now?" and calling the proposed move "strange".

Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost also dismissed denied the rumours, saying: "This is a completely groundless rumour which I can summarise in two words -- utter nonsense."

10 July 2016 - Grand Prix of Great Britain - Race
  Driver Team Difference #
1. GB Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1h34 52
2. NL Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing + 8.250 52
3. DE Nico Rosberg Mercedes + 16.911 52
4. AU Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing + 26.211 52
5. FI Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari + 68.735 52
6. MX Sergio Perez Force India + 77.233 52
7. DE Nico Hülkenberg Force India + 78.899 52
8. ES Carlos Sainz jr Toro Rosso + 86.180 52
9. DE Sebastian Vettel Ferrari + 87.954 52
10. RU Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso + 93.140 52
11. BR Felipe Massa Williams 51
12. GB Jenson Button McLaren 51
13. ES Fernando Alonso McLaren 51
14. FI Valtteri Bottas Williams 51
15. BR Felipe Nasr Sauber 51
16. MX Esteban Gutierrez Haas F1 51
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17. DK Kevin Magnussen Renault 49
18. GB Jolyon Palmer Renault 37
19. ID Rio Haryanto Manor F1 24
20. FR Romain Grosjean Haas F1 17
21. SE Marcus Ericsson Sauber 11
22. DE Pascal Wehrlein Manor F1 6
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