Red Bull speaks with Sainz but cannot “match Audi’s offer”

Attempted to discuss with Carlos Sainz with a view to 2025, Red Bull nevertheless assures that it cannot respond to the offer from Audi that it has in its hands.

Published on 18/04/2024 à 12:41

Gonzalo Forbes

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Red Bull speaks with Sainz but cannot “match Audi’s offer”

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The Grands Prix pass and the future of Carlos Sainz still so much talked about. Guaranteed to bounce back with a new team in 2025 after the decision to Ferrari to recruit Lewis Hamilton, the Madrilenian has not yet found his base. On a very good dynamic, the Spaniard is looking for a serious and solid plan for next season, and is ready to listen to the best teams.

And the latest news is Red Bull who inquired about the situation of the future ex-Scuderia driver. Aware that it could (re)fish a big chunk for the next year as Sergio Pérez reaches the end of his contract, the Austrian team unsurprisingly surveyed Carlos Sainz. Everything suggests that the red bull training would be ready to repatriate the one who piloted for Toro Rosso from 2015 to 2017 before heading to Renault.

An offer from Audi for Sainz that changes everything

Indeed, Helmut Marko, Red Bull advisor, took the floor to discuss the case of the Hispanic. The Austrian admitted that the two clans have recently exchanged. The desire seems real in case Sergio Pérez is not retained. But according to the manager, the reigning world champion team does not seem ready to make all the efforts, particularly financial, because on the other hand Audi would have arrived with heavy weight on the table.

« We are in discussions with him, admits Helmu Marko in the columns of Austrian media Keleine Zeitung. He is having his strongest season in F1 but he received a very lucrative offer from Audi, which we cannot match or do better. We know him from his Toro Rosso days, he already rode with Max. But at the time, it hurt him a lot when we bet on Verstappen and not on him at Red Bull."

A time announced at Mercedes, in discussions with Red Bull, a pharaonic offer from Audi… The future of Carlos Sainz is far from being settled. But one thing is certain, the Madrilenian will not lack suitors.

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Gonzalo Forbes

In charge of promotion formulas (F2, F3, FRECA, F4...). Carried by the grace of Franco Colapinto.

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