Carlos Sainz jr hopes a timely show of dominance can put him back in the spotlight after a challenging couple of months.
Carlos Sainz jr’s famous father has expressed disappointment with Red Bull’s decision-making in 2014.
Earlier, 20-year-old Spaniard Sainz jr was regarded as the undoubted cream of the energy drink’s driver development programme, and therefore the favourite to make his F1 debut in 2015 with Toro Rosso.
Contract negotiations between reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull may now be in full swing.
On Tuesday, rampant speculation that the German could be about to complete a ‘seat swap’ with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso for 2015 was denied. “There is nothing new,” Vettel told Sport Bild. “I have a contract with Red Bull and I’m happy where I am.”
All signs continue to point towards a major change of direction at crisis-struck Ferrari.
Although long-time president Luca di Montezemolo played down the waves of speculation at Monza, his likely successor Sergio Marchionne issued a series of highly critical statements about the 67-year-old on Sunday.
Max Verstappen’s high speed rush from boyhood to the formula one grid will continue apace next week.
At Monza, Toro Rosso and Red Bull chiefs Franz Tost and Dr Helmut Marko respectively have played down the 16-year-old teen’s slow-speed crash during one of his very first demonstration outings in a F1 car recently in Rotterdam.
Max Verstappen made his debut in a formula one car on Tuesday.
The well-connected Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf claims Red Bull, having newly signed the 16-year-old son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen, has targeted October’s Japanese grand prix as a potential first official outing for Max in 2014.