SEE | Here's the full statement on Ferrari's new F1 driver Carlos Sainz

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Ferrari has announced Carlos Sainz will join the team in 2021 the team announced in a statement. The Spanish driver will replace Sebastian Vettel and team up with Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc. 

Read the full statement below: 

Mattia Binotto, Ferrari F1's team principal said: "I’m pleased to announce that Carlos will join Scuderia Ferrari as from the 2021 championship. With five seasons already behind him, Carlos has proved to be very talented and has shown that he has the technical ability and the right attributes to make him an ideal fit with our family.

“We’ve embarked on a new cycle with the aim of getting back to the top in Formula 1. It will be a long journey, not without its difficulties, especially given the current financial and regulatory situation, which is undergoing a sudden change and will require this challenge to be tackled in a different way to the recent past.

We believe that a driver pairing with the talent and personality of Charles and Carlos, the youngest in the past fifty years of the Scuderia, will be the best possible combination to help us reach the goals we have set ourselves".

Carlos Sainz said: "I am very happy that I will be driving for Scuderia Ferrari in 2021 and I'm excited about my future with the team. I still have an important year ahead with McLaren Racing and I’m really looking forward to going racing again with them this season."

Sainz was born in Madrid on 1st September 1994, and has 102 Grands Prix, over five seasons under his belt. He finished finished sixth in the Drivers’ Championship last season, achieving his best ever result, in a year when he also made it to a podium position for the first time, finishing third in Brazil.


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