Carlos Sainz has prolonged his contract with Ferrari by two years till the top of 2024, the Italian Components One group introduced on Thursday forward of the fourth Grand Prix of the season in Imola.
The 27-year-old Spaniard began at Ferrari in 2021 after two seasons with McLaren.
“I’ve all the time mentioned that there isn’t any higher Components 1 group to race for and after over a yr with them, I can affirm that placing on this race swimsuit and representing this group is exclusive and incomparable,” Sainz mentioned.
Having made his Components One debut with Toro Rosso in 2015, Sainz has taken half in 143 Grand Prix races, bagging eight podiums.
He completed fifth within the drivers’ standings final season, forward of teammate Charles Leclerc.
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However this season has seen Leclerc take a strong lead after three races, on 71 factors, forward of Mercedes’ George Russell (37pts) and Sainz (33).
“In his time to date with the group, he has proved to have the expertise we anticipated from him, delivering spectacular outcomes and profiting from all alternatives,” mentioned Mattia Binotto, Ferrari group principal.