Horner: "Red Bull not letting Carlos Sainz go"

Published on 19 Apr 2017 15:52

Christian Horner says Red Bull does not intend to release Carlos Sainz from his contract. Last year, the impressive Toro Rosso driver was linked with a move to Renault, but Red Bull elected to keep him at the junior team and as a 'reserve' for the main outfit Red Bull Racing.

"Carlos has a contract with Red Bull, who brought him into F1 and he's there for the investment they made. So at the moment we do not intend to release any of our drivers," Horner, the Red Bull team boss, told the Spanish broadcaster Movistar.

"Carlos is developing and the Toro Rosso is a good car that should give him good opportunities. He's still very young but we value him a lot and that's why we don't want to get rid of him," he added.

Horner was also asked about rumours linking Daniel Ricciardo with Ferrari for 2018, but the Briton insisted: "There are always rumours in Italy." (GMM)

Replies (4)
US mcbhargav 19 Apr 2017 16:460
Posts: 790
RB will have a clear answer in 2018, on whether Sainz is better than Ricciardo.
SE calle.itw 19 Apr 2017 17:490
Posts: 5882
Thats not for you to decide, Horner dear. I dont think he has a shot on a RB seat, and I dont think its right to keep him there when he deserves a competitive seat.
Posts: 35
Ricciardo\Verstappen to Ferrari in 2018 confirmed?
Posts: 313
i don´t see vettel/raikkonen leave Ferrari... not for 2018.. 2019 maybe raikkonen, but i don´t think there is something happening earlier..

        Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi
Local time
Give your opinion!
Which rookie do you think will impress the most in 2019?

Driver profile
Name ES Carlos Sainz jr
Active As McLaren Driver in Formula 1
Date of birth Sep 1 1994 (24)
Weight 66 kg
Length 1.78m
City Madrid
17,150 comments on Sainz jr
2 members have this driver as their favourite
Tweets about Carlos Sainz jr
Track Yas Marina Circuit
Track Yas Marina Circuit
Location AE Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Website Website
Team profile
Name AT Red Bull Racing
Founding date Jan 1 2005
422,912 comments on Red Bull Racing
461 members have this team as their favourite
Website http://www.redbullracing.com
Location Milton Keynes, Leafield
Tweets about Red Bull Racing
Formula 1 Calendar
Previous Grand Prix: 25 November 2018
AE Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi