Carlos Sainz linked to Red Bull amid Lewis Hamilton’s Ferrari deal

Carlos Sainz is seeking a new position for 2025, as Lewis Hamilton is slated to replace him at Ferrari.

Carlos Sainz’s father was observed conversing with Red Bull executives during F1 preseason testing in Bahrain.

Sainz is seeking a new position for 2025, as Lewis Hamilton is slated to replace him at Ferrari.

The Spaniard clinched an F1 grand prix victory last year, the only non-Red Bull driver to do so, indicating he should have no shortage of offers.

Red Bull could potentially accommodate him if they opt to part ways with Sergio Perez, while Mercedes is in need of a successor for Hamilton.

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“If you saw my dad went to say hello to Helmut Marko, you need to remember he has a great relationship with him,” Sainz said.

“In the same way we have a good relationship with Toto Wolff.

“With everyone in the grid, it is normal at this stage of the year.

“We haven’t seen each other for three or four months, you are going to say hello to each other.”

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Sainz has also been strongly linked with Audi’s F1 venture.

They are presently operating as Sauber until Audi’s full entry in 2026.

His father, Carlos Sainz Sr, recently triumphed in the Dakar Rally driving an Audi.

Ferrari’s Sainz mentioned that he is “looking for a project first that allows me to win and be performing as soon as possible” for next season.

He added: “Also, for sure, looking at stability.

“How important stability is in a project in the medium to long term.

“To build a strong team and a team to understand the driver, and the driver to understand the team.

“So, with those two things in mind, and those two things that you need to put into the equation, I will take my decision.

“Taking my time accordingly.”

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“I need conversations with everyone to see what everyone offers, and what everyone has in mind.

“And then, with all the options in place, I will take what’s best for my career and for myself as an individual and as a driver.

“The good thing is that I have time.”