Sainz joined Ferrari final season as a alternative for four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, signing a two-year deal. He scored 4 podiums en path to fifth place within the drivers’ championship throughout his first yr with the workforce.
Sainz shortly fashioned relationship with new teammate Charles Leclerc because the duo mixed to safe Ferrari third within the constructors’ standings.
Ferrari sporting director Laurent Mekies mentioned in Abu Dhabi he thought Sainz and Leclerc have been “nearly as good because it will get” as F1 teammates, whereas workforce principal Mattia Binotto revealed he deliberate to speak to Sainz about his future over the winter.
Talking in his conventional end-of-season media name, Binotto expanded on his plans to speak to Sainz a few new Ferrari contract to safe his providers past the tip of 2022.
“As we mentioned I feel within the final race, we’ll talk about via the winter time the extension of his contract,” Binotto mentioned.
“We’ll sit down with time and attempt to perceive. Actually I feel he did very effectively throughout the season, [we are] very blissful the way in which that he has built-in, the way in which that he has been performing on-track and throughout the race weekends.
“So little doubt that we’ll sit down and attempt to discover an settlement. That will likely be a part of the winter interval.”
Carlos Sainz Jr., Ferrari, third place, lifts his trophy
Photograph by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images
Binotto mentioned throughout the media briefing that he was but to formally discuss with Sainz to overview his season or talk about recent contract phrases, however anticipated it might be an easy dialog.
“I want to sit down with him, I’ve not began but the dialogue with him,” Binotto mentioned.
“I do not know what he is obtained in thoughts in addition to him, Carlos, as a driver. So right now, there’s not a solution to that.
“First I want to perceive how he is happy, have a overview of him with the season and look collectively to the longer term.
“It will likely be, I feel, a straightforward dialogue, little doubt. However to date we’ve got not began, so I’ve no reply for you.”
Ferrari signed Leclerc to a brand new long-term contract on the finish of the 2019 season, committing him to the workforce till the tip of the 2024 marketing campaign.