Carlos Sainz said he is honoured to be linked with a possible move to Scuderia Ferrari for the 2018 Formula One season, but the 22-year-old Spanish driver admitted that he is still hoping for a future in F1 with Red Bull Racing. When asked to comment on the reports from Sky Italia indicating that he Ferrari rumours, Carlos Sainz explained:
“Thank you, because it’s a list every driver wants to be on, but I owe a lot to Red Bull” – This isn’t the first time rumors have suggested that the House of Maranello holds Sainz in high esteem, while the driver has also been linked with Renault F1 but his current boss Franz Tost said he would be happy if the Spaniard and his teammate Daniil Kvyat stay at Toro Rosso for the next Formula One championship: “For me there are not enough places for all the good drivers in F1. Look at Fernando (Alonso). I’m not asking for all cars to be the same, but if Carlos Sainz does a perfect weekend, he cannot be on the podium. But as long as I am a Toro Rosso driver I will not lose hope of going up to Red Bull, so I will keep giving everything to try” – the current Toro Rosso driver added.
Regarding his boss Franz Tost’s claim that he might stay at Toro Rosso next year, Carlos Sainz answered: “For the moment I am not thinking about it, it’s too soon and for me it’s necessary to leave all the doors open. But I will also never close the door or the opportunity to continue one more year, because for the moment I am very happy here.” – the former Formula Renault 3.5 Series champion confirmed, as reported by the Italian national sports newspaper Corriere dello Sport on Friday.