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Vasseur: Expectation too high at the beginning of the season

Sainz: News about my future will be announced in due course

Vasseur: Expectation too high at the beginning of the season

Carlos Sainz spoke out for the first time after knowing that the 2024 Formula 1 season will be his last as a Ferrari driver following Lewis Hamilton’s announcement as a Scuderia driver for 2025.

The shock move Hamilton announced on Thursday, breaking his ties with Mercedes for the first time since he became a Formula 1 driver, meant that the Ferrari dream for Sainz is finally over.

While Ferrari Chairman John Elkann recently claimed that both Charles Leclerc and Sainz will be retained by the Scuderia, and while the former was confirmed for a several years beyond his current, the latter will only continue racing in Red for one more season.

Ferrari’s statement on Hamilton didn’t mention Sainz, but on social media addressing Sainz saying: ” We’ve still got one more season to give it everything together.

The Spaniard himself took to social media to comment on the news of his upcoming departure from Ferrari, he said: “Following today’s [Thursday] news, Scuderia Ferrari and myself will part ways at the end of 2024.

“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,” he vowed.

“News about my future will be announced in due course,” the 29-year-old concluded.

Sainz Sainz joined Ferrari in 2021, and achieved his first pole position and win in F1 with the Maranello outfit at Silverstone in 2022.

He went on to achieve four more poles and another win at Singapore in 2023, becoming the only non-Red Bull driver to win a race that season.

As for the future, Sainz’s options are open, as he was always linked to the Audi F1 team that will debut in 2026. He may also have an option to join Mercedes in a direct swap with Hamilton.