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: 325
RB will have a clear answer in 2018, on whether Sainz is better than Ricciardo.
SE calle.itw 19 Apr 2017 17:490
Posts: 3575
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: 25
Ricciardo\Verstappen to Ferrari in 2018 confirmed?
Posts: 312
i don´t see vettel/raikkonen leave Ferrari... not for 2018.. 2019 maybe raikkonen, but i don´t think there is something happening earlier..

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