Mattia Binotto has explained how Carlos Sainz impressed Ferrari enough to earn his new contract extension.
It has been confirmed that Sainz will now remain with the team until at least the end of the 2024 season, extending his previous deal which was set to expire at the close of 2022.
With the Spaniard's teammate Charles Leclerc also contracted to a multi-year stay with the Scuderia, Binotto is pleased to have been able to retain the outfit's line-up.
"I have said several times that I believe we have the best driver pairing in Formula 1 and so, with every passing race, it seemed a completely natural step to extend Carlos' contract, thus ensuring stability and continuity," Binotto said.
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Binotto praises Sainz for being a "hard worker"
Since joining the team at the beginning of 2021, Sainz has impressed them both in and out of the car.
"In his time so far with the team, he has proved to have the talent we expected from him, delivering impressive results and making the most of all opportunities," Binotto added.
"Outside the car, he is a hard worker with an eye for the smallest detail, which has helped the whole group to improve and progress."
Overall, Binotti is feeling positive about what the combination of Sainz and Leclerc can achieve in the future.
"Together, we can aim for ambitious targets and I'm sure that, along with Charles, he can play a significant part in fuelling the Ferrari legend and will write new chapters in the history of our team," the Team Principal commented.
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