Carlos Sainz to 'finish season with Toro Rosso'

Published on 29 Sep 2017 11:26

Carlos Sainz says he is staying in his Toro Rosso seat for the rest of 2018. In the weeks before Malaysia, there were rumours the Spaniard would make his move to Renault before this season is concluded, to make way for Pierre Gasly's debut.

But Gasly is instead debuting in the ousted Daniil Kvyat's place this weekend, meaning Sainz looks set to stay until the Abu Dhabi finale. Reportedly, the Sainz move was called off because Jolyon Palmer and his father Jonathan Palmer turned down Renault's EUR 3 million 2017 contract buyout offer.

In Singapore, Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost emotionally told Sainz on the radio that he wanted him to stay. "I appreciate Franz's confidence in me," Sainz said at Sepang. "For now there is no worry, because at the moment I know that I will finish the season in Toro Rosso. It looks like that's going to happen." (GMM)

Replies (4)
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It would have been a mistake for him to swap, he's not as good as verstappen..
SE calle.itw 29 Sep 2017 15:370
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Looking at the season they had together, thats an odd assumption to make. They were pretty darn even back then, and this year hasnt really been fair to compare the two.
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Verstappen has the capacity to switch cars and is compatitive in that car swiftly. Carlos has't shown to have this quality. Ever since verstappen left toro rosso they have been less compatitive.
SE calle.itw 30 Sep 2017 09:270
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"Sainz hasnt shown that quality"... Sainz hasnt recieved the same kind of opportunity (yet), so how do you know he lack that specific quality? I suggest you look at other things. I can agree that Sainz isnt as fast, but he is at least as technical and more consistent than Verstappen.

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