Thursday 22

Formula 1

Renault rumours news to Sainz

12th September 2017, 18:25 by Chris Rivers

Carlos Sainz Jr has insisted he knows nothing about Renault's decision to pay 8million euros to get him out of his Red Bull deal.

The Spaniard is believed to have agreed to join Renault from next season to replace Joylon Palmer and was spotted at the French manufacturer's Enstone base last week undergoing a seat fitting.

Red Bull already have plans in place ahead of the 23-year-old's departure with rookie Pierre Gasly set to be promoted from Super Formula to fill his seat at Toro Rosso.

The reports from Germany claim Renault are ready to stump up the cash to bring in Sainz but he has denied having any knowledge of the plan, claiming he is waiting on Red Bull to make their move first.

"Red Bull does its best for my career and so whatever they decide, I will accept it," he told Marca.

"It is difficult for me because what I say may please one person and displease another, so I prefer to say nothing.

"All I know is that there are many people in Toro Rosso that I want to think for making me the driver I am today."

Sainz's impending arrival has reportedly made up Robert Kubica's mind about his chances of driving for Renault, the Pole asking for his release from his short-term contract in order to explore opportunities with other teams.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Chris Rivers is an experienced reporter who closely follows both Arsenal and Wales Rugby Union team. As well as in-depth football and rugby knowledge, Chris is an avid American Football, Formula One and boxing fan.

More Williams

Formula 1

McLaren chief makes upgrade revelation

21st February 2018, 14:22

McLaren are planning 'substantial' updates to their new car before the new season starts, aero chief Peter Prodromou has confirmed.

Formula 1

Verstappen makes Hamilton 'easy' claim

21st February 2018, 13:48

Max Verstappen wants to be challenged if he wins a Formula 1 title and not "win it easy" like the "very talented" Lewis Hamilton.

Formula 1

Hulkenberg champing at the bit

20th February 2018, 16:48

Nico Hulkenberg is upbeat about Renault’s chances in the upcoming season and is eager to get behind the wheel of his new car.

Formula 1

Ricciardo crash will not impact Barca testing

20th February 2018, 16:43

Daniel Ricciardo remains upbeat about his new Red Bull car despite crashing at Silverstone on Monday.

Formula 1

No engine worries for Haas

19th February 2018, 15:41

Gene Haas is confident the new decision to limit teams to three engines in 2018 will not hinder his outfit.

Formula 1

Ricciardo behind wheel as Red Bull launch new car

19th February 2018, 13:41

Red Bull launched their new 2018 Formula 1 car with Daniel Ricciardo behind the wheel at a soggy Silverstone filming day on Monday.

Recent Sport Headlines


Wenger hopes Welbeck stays a Gunner

22nd February 2018, 03:00

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he is keen to keep Danny Welbeck despite the striker's injuries and lack of goals.


Courtois cools Real rumours

22nd February 2018, 02:30

Thibaut Courtois says talks are ongoing with Chelsea and has backtracked on comments suggesting his 'heart is in Madrid'.

Manchester United

Mourinho questions Reds medical team

22nd February 2018, 02:20

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho appeared to question his medical staff after Ander Herrera picked up a bad injury against Sevilla.

Real Madrid

Real vow to keep starlets

22nd February 2018, 02:20

Zinedine Zidane says Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio are not leaving after they starred in the 3-1 win over Leganes.


Selby edges past Robertson

22nd February 2018, 01:39

Mark Selby admits he got lucky after scraping through his World Grand Prix first-round match against Jimmy Robertson.


Wawrinka set for Marseille test

22nd February 2018, 01:26

Stan Wawrinka admits there is a way to go before he is back as he continues on the road to full fitness in the Open 13 in Marseille.

Milton Keynes Dons

Hill salutes Dale for not dropping off after FA Cup heroics

21st February 2018, 23:55

Rochdale manager Keith Hill praised his side's efforts after they drew 0-0 against fellow League One strugglers MK Dons at the Crown Oil Arena.

Bristol City

Fulham boss impressed by Mitrovic as striker nets Cottagers a point

21st February 2018, 23:23

Slavisa Jokanovic was full of praise for Aleksandar Mitrovic after the Serbian striker's first goal for Fulham earned a deserved point at Ashton Gate.