Carlos Sainz Jr. Has To Wait Another Month For Red Bull Decision

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Carlos Sainz Jr., the son of the former World Rally Champion Carlos Sainz says he has to wait for another month for Red Bull to decide his future in Formula One.

The 20-year-old Spaniard said "After what we have achieved this year, there is no alternative choice for me other than Formula one."

When Red Bull picked 17 year old Max Verstappen to debut in 2015, Carlos Jr. was disappointed. He is now waiting, hoping that Red Bull will pick him over Jean-Eric Vergne, after Daniil Kvyat was chosen to replace the departing former champion, Sebastian Vettel.

Carlos Jr. said, "Unfortunately we are still waiting. It will be within a month or so, when the F1 season ends."

"But I would prefer to have the news as soon as possible, whether good or bad, because it is a difficult situation."

He is referring to the instance when Verstappen's news first came out, how he wondered if he should look for an alternative seat for his F1 debut, in spite of Red Bull's support.

"Honestly, two months ago I had that option, but now as the Toro Rosso decision is closer, other options are increasingly distant, because other teams are closing doors, closing contracts,"

Helmut Marko, Red Bull's ultimate F1 decision maker had called Carlos Jr. to congratulate him for his 2014 title.

"He gave congratulations," said Sainz, "but he said they had not decided everything yet and they would tell me something later."

Story first published: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 17:00 [IST]
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