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F1 – Vettel handed three-place grid penalty in Austria for impeding Sainz

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has been handed a three-place grid penalty for tomorrow’s Austrian Grand Prix after FIA race stewards ruled that the German had impeded Renault’s Carlos Sainz during the session. Vetted had qualified in third place behind pole-sitter Valtteri Bottas and the Finn’s Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton but he will now drop to sixth place behind team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, ...

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Verstappen tops timesheet ahead of Sainz on day one of Barcelona test

Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen topped the timesheet just three hundredths of a second ahead of Renault’s Carlos Sainz, as Formula 1’s first in-season test of 2018 got underway at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain. Verstappen used hypersoft Pirelli tyres to set the best time of the day, a laps of 1:17.528s in the final hour of the session, pipping Sainz, ...

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Aitken keen to stake claim as Sainz replacement

Renault’s third and reserve driver Jack Aitken believes he has an opportunity to stake his claim to replace Carlos Sainz in 2019 if the Red Bull driver moves on. Sainz moved to Renault late in 2017 after three years at Toro Rosso, with the switch designed to test him in a bigger team ahead of a potential promotion to Red ...

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Sainz highlights Haas and Toro Rosso as P4 rivals

Carlos Sainz sees fourth place as a realistic target for Renault in 2018 but highlights Haas and Toro Rosso as two rivals based on pre-season testing in Barcelona. Renault has been investing heavily in its facilities and personnel, with the team looking to improve on sixth place in the constructors’ championship last year. With one day of testing remaining, Renault ...

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Dakar Rally: Matthias Walkner, Carlos Sainz win 2018 Dakar Rally

THE Dakar Rally crowned both an old and a new champion at the end of the 2018 edition. Matthias Walkner completed a trouble-free final stage to claim his maiden Dakar victory in the motorcycle class, completing an all-Austrian triumph for KTM and sponsors Red Bull, whil… Motorsport|FOX SPORTS

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Sainz departure was 'a big loss' for Toro Rosso

Losing Carlos Sainz before the end of the 2017 season proved to be “a big loss” for Toro Rosso, according to team principal Franz Tost. Sainz had scored 48 of the team’s 52 points at the time of his departure with four races remaining, with the Spaniard being allowed to j… F1

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Abiteboul praises Sainz impact on Renault

Cyril Abiteboul says Carlos Sainz has had a major impact on Renault’s future on top of helping the team secure sixth place in the constructors’ championship. Sainz was brought in as a replacement for Jolyon Palmer ahead of the United States Grand Prix, with Palmer having scored just eight points in the first 16 races of the season. Sainz duly ...

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Sainz feels career has stepped up at Renault

Carlos Sainz believes his career has taken a step up after joining Renault and impressing in his first qualifying session for the team at the United States Grand Prix. The Spaniard was released by Toro Rosso to join Renault for the final four races of this season before racing for the team full-time in 2018. Having been on the pace ...

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