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Carlos Sainz

Ex-F1 team owner predicts Sainz's next move

Carlos Sainz is currently on the hunt for a 2025 Formula 1 seat as his spot at Ferrari will be taken by Lewis Hamilton next year.

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Ex-Formula 1 team owner Eddie Jordan has predicted Carlos Sainz will join compatriot Fernando Alonso at Aston Martin for the 2025 season.

Sainz is currently seeking a new home for next year after Ferrari opted to sign Lewis Hamilton.

The Spaniard's quest to impress was dented when he was forced to sit out the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after contracting appendicitis.

However, at the following round in Australia, Sainz enjoyed a commanding drive en route to his third career victory to put his name back in the spotlight.

Having been linked with a switch to Mercedes to replace Hamilton, Jordan believes the 29-year-old will end up at Aston Martin alongside his childhood hero Alonso.

“At the moment, please remember, he started off in Toro Rosso,” he said. “If Red Bull were to lose somebody like Max [Verstappen] or want to replace [Sergio] Perez, you have to say that Carlos would be one of the key people.

“However, do not be surprised if you see an all-Spanish Aston Martin team next year.

“I am telling you I believe that if there is not a place in Red Bull for him, he will join Fernando in Aston Martin - that’s what I believe.

“I have no real hardcore evidence but it’s a gut feeling and very often my gut feel is a bit different to other people’. It does sound nice, it’s very romantic isn’t it?”

Sainz recovery a 'legendary' story

Jordan admitted he was amazed at Sainz's level of performance in Melbourne having undergone surgery two weeks prior.

“This is actually a legendary story where the guy gets out of hospital [and] has a major operation” he said.

“Most doctors would tell you what happened is impossible but to go through a gruelling… I did see him get out of the car and yes, he was very careful how he got out of the car.

“For sure, he was in pain during that race. I think the determination inside the head and what his father would have said to him when he went through that moment to get into the race.

“I thought [Oliver] Bearman was going to be doing another race - I am absolutely sure about that. He didn’t even though he didn't despite the unbelievable job he did in the previous grand prix.

“Sainz for me, he livened up my day. I loved watching the grand prix. I loved the fact he could control it. He moved ahead from Leclerc.”

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