Carlos Sainz has signed a new deal with Ferrari that will keep him at the team through 2024.
Having joined Ferrari on a two-year agreement in 2021, Sainz's future has been a talking point from the early stages of the 2022 season, with the Spaniard recently explaining that he was "very close" to securing fresh terms.
Following negotiations between the two sides, Sainz has added another two years to his stay at Ferrari, taking him up to when teammate Charles Leclerc's long-term deal expires.
Sainz outscored Leclerc during their first campaign together, but it is the Monegasque who has taken an early lead in this year's championship, amid all-new regulations.
Sainz delighted with new Ferrari deal
Having struggled to get on terms with Leclerc so far in 2022, and suffered a costly retirement in Australia last time out, Sainz was naturally delighted to confirm the positive news of his contract extension.
"I am very happy to have renewed my contract with Scuderia Ferrari," Sainz commented.
"I have always said that there is no better Formula 1 team to race for and, after over a year with them, I can confirm that putting on this race suit and representing this team is unique and incomparable.
"My first season at Maranello was solid and constructive, with the whole group progressing together. The result of all that work has been clear to see so far season."
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Victory now the target for Sainz
As his second campaign at Ferrari develops, Sainz's target is clear: to score a maiden F1 victory.
"I feel strengthened by this renewed show of confidence in me and now I can't wait to get in the car, to do my best for Ferrari and to give its fans plenty to cheer about," he said.
"The F1-75 is proving to be a front-runner, which can allow me to chase my goals on track, starting with taking my first Formula 1 win."
Ferrari are heading into their first home race of the season this weekend, as Imola plays host to the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
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