F1 Information – F1 British GP: Horner: Sainz is offered… at a price

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Christian Horner says Crimson Bull would take heed to presents for Carlos Sainz however any bid would want ‘vital worth connected to it’ after successfully fueling the Spaniard’s junior profession.

Sainz bought into scorching water throughout the Austrian Grand Prix when he stated he can be leaving Toro Rosso on the finish of the season, which was refuted by Horner and after talks between the Spaniard, Horner and Helmut Marko tensions seem to have been eased.

The son of two-time World Rally Champion was recruited to the Crimson Bull Junior programme in 2010 which has seen the corporate assist fund his complete single-seater racing profession since graduating from karting the yr earlier than.

Horner has repeated the celebration line that Crimson Bull Racing’s driver line-up for 2018 would stay unchanged with Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen, which means there can be nowhere for Sainz to maneuver as much as and seems set for a fourth straight yr on the Crimson Bull feeder crew.

Nonetheless, after the British Grand Prix Horner says Crimson Bull can be keen to take heed to presents from different groups – with Renault strongly linked to the 22-year-old – however says a sizeable supply can be wanted to interrupt Sainz out of his present contract which expires on the finish of 2018.

“Carlos Sainz has a contract with Crimson Bull and there is two years left on that contract,” Horner stated. “If any person was ready to make a proposal, in fact we would contemplate it.

“Nevertheless it must have a big worth connected to it as a result of we have invested in Carlos considerably, so you aren’t simply going to offer an asset away.”

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If Sainz does stay at Toro Rosso for 2018, he’ll turn into the crew’s first driver to remain for 4 consecutive seasons since its buyout and rebranding into the Crimson Bull fold in 2006.

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