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Sainz: Wherever I go next, I will look for stability

Vasseur: We are still vulnerable to attack in races

Carlos Sainz is taking his time as he plans his future after being dropped by Ferrari for 2025 in favor of Lewis Hamilton, and is targeting stability at his next Formula 1 team.

In theory, the Spaniard should not have a problem finding a racing seat for the 2025 F1 season, as he should be a interesting prospect for any F1 team.

Sainz has proven his winning capability, and during the time he has been paired with Charles Leclerc at Ferrari, he has held his own quite impressively, proving he is a better racing driver that the highly rated Monegasque who is considered one of, if not the best qualifier of his generation.

Looking at the F1 driver market, Sainz will be buoyed by the fact that there will be several openings in 2025, with a Mercedes seat already vacant, Sergio Perez’s contract at Red Bull expiring, the same applying to Fernando Alonso at Aston Martin, the latter not denying that he may be targeting a Mercedes race seat.

Speaking to Formula 1’s Official Website, Sainz discussed his future plans, he said: “I know I have been performing well recently. I know there will be very good opportunities out there to remain competitive in the future in other teams.

“Now it is time to analyse carefully, listen a bit to everyone, hear a bit from everyone, and make sure I give myself some time to know exactly what I want to do in the future and where I’m going to spend my next, who knows, three or four years of my career.

Sainz: I am probably around my peak

“I’m turning 30 this year, which means I’m probably around my peak, so I want to make sure I give myself some time to analyse and hear a bit everyone to see where I can go,” Sainz reasoned.

Being one of the most consistent performers on the grid, Sainz is also looking to find a seat that ensures him stability and consistency.

He said: “Wherever I go next, I will look for stability and an interesting project, to become a champion in the future.

“I believe in stability,” he added. “I’m a big believer in consistency, in getting to know the people you work with, getting yourself involved in the team that you’re in for more than one or two years, so it’s no secret, that is my preference and that is why I need to give myself time to decide well.”

Sainz 2024 F1 season will be his tenth season in top flight, his fourth and final one with Ferrari. He has has two wins, five pole position and 16 podiums to his name.