Carlos Sainz on Wednesday emerged in pole place to change Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari subsequent season, in keeping with experiences. Vettel introduced on Tuesday he was quitting the Italian Components One staff, triggering intense hypothesis as to who could be supplied the dream drive alongside Charles Leclerc in 2021. And it’s Spaniard Sainz who seems to be set to turn out to be the German’s successor, in keeping with Motorsport.com and Autosport.
Talks are apparently ongoing between the McLaren driver and Ferrari, with an announcement anticipated this week.
The BBC recommend that Daniel Ricciardo, who’s out of contract with Renault on the finish of this season, will transfer to McLaren to fill the vacant seat left by Sainz’s change to Maranello.
4-time world champion Vettel, outshone by Leclerc final season, is quitting Ferrari after talks over a brand new contract broke down.
It was extensively reported Ferrari had been providing the 32-year-old a one-year extension at a significantly-reduced wage.
Sainz, whose father, additionally Carlos, is a two-time world rally champion, has beforehand pushed for Crimson Bull’s feeder staff Torro Rosso and Renault earlier than impressing with McLaren final season.
The 25-year-old secured the as soon as all-conquering British staff’s first podium place in virtually six years in Brazil final yr.
Signing Sainz will finish any lingering hypothesis about six-time champion Lewis Hamilton leaving Mercedes for Ferrari.
After the primary 10 races of the coronavirus-hit 2020 had been both cancelled or postponed, Components One hopes to open its season in Austria with back-to-back races on July 5 and 12.