Eddie Jordan slams Carlos Sainz ‘nonsense’

Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz has been told to join Mercedes or Red Bull Racing.

On the Formula For Success Podcast, Eddie Jordan promptly dismissed the notion of Carlos Sainz joining Sauber for 2025.

Thirteen drivers currently lack contracts for the 2025 season.

This group includes Alex Albon, with team principal James Vowles affirming his commitment for the upcoming year. Nonetheless, it wouldn’t be surprising if there’s a break clause in his contract.

The standout name without an agreement for next year is Carlos Sainz.

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Last year, the 29-year-old was the sole competitor to challenge the Red Bulls’ dominance, yet Ferrari opted not to retain him.

That’s not entirely his fault; when seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton becomes available, it’s difficult to overlook him.

Despite his familial ties to the team, Jordan feels Sainz needs to aim higher with his next move.

Discussing Sainz’s potential destinations on the grid, Jordan exclaimed, “This Audi thing is nonsense, guys, get a grip!

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“We’ve seen Toyota, BMW, Honda, numerous big manufacturers; it doesn’t happen overnight.

“I don’t care who’s involved.

“It’s absolute nonsense! If Carlos [Sainz] wants a stellar F1 career, he needs to hold out for Mercedes, McLaren, Red Bull, or a similar team; he’s capable enough.

“Not long ago, we began a season with Nico Rosberg, and no one fancied his chances against Lewis Hamilton, but he proved us all wrong.

I see a significant resemblance between Carlos Sainz and Nico Rosberg.

“He’s in the shadows, immensely talented, looks brilliant, acts brilliantly, behaves brilliantly.

“In my opinion, he’s ready-made because when the board convenes – remember, it’s not just Toto [Wolff], Zak Brown, or Christian Horner – other decision-makers are involved, and I believe Carlos Sainz has tremendous potential; he’ll end up in a top team.”

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Sainz will be hoping Jordan’s predictions come true, offering him better prospects than just Audi.

Reports suggest Williams holds him in high regard; if he were to replace Logan Sargeant, it would form a formidable partnership.

Anthony Davidson seems certain he’ll join Sauber next year, highlighting the uncertainty surrounding Sainz’s future destinations.