Carlos Sainz Jnr has confirmed the upcoming season will be his last as a Ferrari driver.
Last week Ferrari confirmed Sainz’s team mate Charles Leclerc had agreed a new contract to drive for them. However, following confirmation that Lewis Hamilton will move from Mercedes to Ferrari on 2025, Sainz has confirmed he will leave Maranello at the end of 2024, his fourth year as a Ferrari driver alongside Leclerc.
In a statement released on social media, Sainz said he would give “my absolute best” to Ferrari for his final season with them.
“Following today’s news, Scuderia Ferrari and myself will part ways at the end of 2024,” Sainz said.
“We still have a long season ahead of us and, like always, I will give my absolute best for the Team and for the Tifosi all around the world.”
Sainz said that news on where he would race beyond this season “will be announced in due course.”
The 29-year-old joined the team from McLaren in 2021, beating Leclerc in the championship over their first season as team mates together. Sainz secured his maiden career pole position and first grand prix victory the following season at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Last season, he was the only non-Red Bull driver to win a grand prix, taking victory in Singapore to end Red Bull’s record win streak.
A former Red Bull junior, Sainz entered Formula 1 alongside Max Verstappen at Toro Roso in 2015. He remained with the team until 2017, when he moved to Renault late in the season to replace Jolyon Palmer. After a full season with Renault in 2018, Sainz joined McLaren, racing with Lando Norris for two years before joining Ferrari.
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