Sainz will use 2014 to show Red Bull that he is ready for F1

Rally legend Carlos Sainz listens to his son Carlos Sainz Junior during the 2013 Silverstone Young Driver F1 test

Rally legend Carlos Sainz listens to his son Carlos Sainz Junior during the 2013 Silverstone Young Driver F1 test

Last year Carlos Sainz Junior was one of a few Red Bull drivers hotly tipped to replace Daniel Ricciardo in the Toro Rosso team for 2014, and although the Spaniard will not be in F1 this year, he still believes that there is a chance to progress to the top tier of the motor sport.

Instead of Sainz, relatively unknown Russian teenager Dniil Kvyat got the nod to partner Jean Eric Vergne in the Toro Rosso team, while Sainz will replace F1 bound Kevin Magnussen in the DAMS Formula Renault 3.5 team.

Speaking during a CEPSA sponsorship event in Madrid, Sainz said, “This year I want to fight for the [Formula Renault 3.5] Championship, I think I have to focus on this and demonstrate to Red Bull that I am ready for Formula 1.” (GP247)

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