Carlos Sainz jr will next year the vacant seat of Fernando Alonso at McLaren to take. The Formula 1-renstal confirmed the news Thursday.
Sainz jr signs with McLaren, where Stoffel Vandoorne’s team mate is Alonso, a contract for “several years”.
The 23-year-old Spaniard is today to get started at Renault, where he had a duo with Nico Hülkenberg. The French, for 2019 the arrival of Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull).
Two-time world champion Alonso made Tuesday announced that he at the end of the season, a point put behind his F1-career.
Or Vandoorne also in 2019 for McLaren to drive, remains to be seen. “McLaren will be full riders line-up for 2019 at the appropriate time to communicate”, says the.
Sainz jr starts next year on his fifth F1 season. In the current world cup, he is eleventh with 30 points. “I am all my life a fan of McMaren,” says the Spaniard, who never had a podium brought in a Grand Prix. “It is a big name in the sport with an incredible legacy. Some of the drivers for McLaren came out on the market belong to the heroes of the F1. Fernando is obviously one of them and it is very special that I place taking.”
Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren, says delighted with the arrival of Sainz jr. “He brings the perfect mix of youth and experience. Although he is only 23, he stands for his fifth season and he has a lot of race experience.”