Carlos Sainz to replace Fernando Alonso in McLaren

Updated: 17 August, 2018 10:20 IST | ANI | Madrid

The F 1 team took to Twitter and posted a photo of Sainz along with the induction announcement

Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso
Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso

Formula One team McLaren have declared that Renault driver Carlos Sainz would replace the departing member, Fernando Alonso, in their squad. The F 1 team took to Twitter and posted a photo of Sainz along with the induction announcement.

"Carlos Sainz to race for McLaren from 2019," they wrote. Expressing happiness over joining Mclaren, Sainz said that it is like a dream come true. "Extremely happy and proud to announce that I will be joining the @McLarenF1 family next year. Dream come true to drive for such a legendary team!" he tweeted.

The announcement came a day after McLaren driver Fernando Alonso announced that he would bid adieu to racing at the end of the ongoing season. Announcing the news, the 37-year-old driver had said that it is a right time for him to move on after spending 17 wonderful years in this amazing sport. Considered as one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers, Alonso won the F1 world championship titles with Renault in 2005 and 2006. In a career spanning 17 years, McLaren appeared for 302 career races. He won 22 pole positions, 32 races besides also making a staggering 97 finishes.

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First Published: 17 August, 2018 10:10 IST

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