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Carlos Sainz Denies Williams F1 Contract

Sainz Laughs Off Williams F1 Signing Rumours

06/06/2024

Carlos Sainz dismisses rumours of a Williams F1 contract, addressing media speculation during the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. The Spaniard remains noncommittal about his future.

Speculation is mounting, but Sainz rebuffs his home country’s media claims.

Carlos Sainz currently stands as the most prominent name available on the F1 driver market.

Set to vacate his seat for Lewis Hamilton at Ferrari, Sainz has yet to officially sign a new contract elsewhere. Nonetheless, his name was strongly linked with Williams F1 today in Montreal, with reports suggesting he has agreed to join Alex Albon at the team.

When asked about these rumours, Sainz could only manage a nervous laugh in Canada.

“No, the only thing I can tell you is that nothing is guaranteed or signed. I read this rumour today, started by journalists from my country.”

“I saw these reports in the Spanish media, people saying I had signed. When you see these things, it makes me laugh because I remember seeing reports three months ago that I had signed for Mercedes F1, and others claiming I had signed for Red Bull.”

“I am sorry for the journalists in my country, but they are not very serious.”

“It’s just funny now; now they also say I have signed for Williams. So, believe them or not, it’s up to you.”

He added that such misinformation about him should have consequences.

“It makes me laugh, but sometimes, it goes unpunished for certain media outlets. Of course, I am not talking about the serious journalists at the heart of Formula 1 who know when something is signed or not. So yes, I can simply tell you that it obviously worries me that people can get away with these kinds of things.”

Sainz also assured that once he signs a contract, he will speak about it openly.

“Whenever I have something to say or announce, you will be the first to know, and I will be there to talk about it. There will be no reason to make you wait. As for my future, I will put everything in perspective. I really consider everything in a contract before signing it.”

Sainz confirmed he had known “for some time that Red Bull was not an option” following what he described as “personal conversations with the team.”

“Obviously, my goal in Formula 1 is always to win and be in the best possible position. That’s what I love to do.”

“I still have one year left with Ferrari, and I will focus on maximising this opportunity because on any given weekend, I could be on the podium or win a race, and that gives me a very good feeling.”

“Everything you talked about is Formula 1. There are so many other things at play within the teams. It’s always complicated to understand the dynamics of Formula 1 from the outside.”

“But when you see it from the inside, everyone has a reason for the decisions they’ve made. For me, it’s the daily bread, something I have seen in Formula 1 for so many years.”

Carlos Sainz Denies Williams F1 Contract. Carlos Sainz Denies Williams F1 Contract

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