WATCH: Sainz's top 5 races in F1 ahead of his 2021 Ferrari move
As Carlos Sainz gears up to join Ferrari for 2021 alongside Charles Leclerc, now’s a great time to look back at the McLaren man’s best performances – not only for McLaren, but for former teams Toro Rosso and Renault too.
Starting with Sainz's debut for Toro Rosso, watch the Spaniard's top drives – including his maiden Renault race in 2017 at Austin and that stunning first podium in Brazil last year – in the video above.
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On Thursday morning Sainz was announced as the replacement at Ferrari for the outgoing Sebastian Vettel, who will leave the Scuderia at the end of the 2020 season. Daniel Ricciardo will take Sainz's place at McLaren, but that leaves two unanswered questions.
Where will Vettel end up in 2021? And who will Renault chose to partner Esteban Ocon in 2021? We're set up for an intriguing year of developments in the driver market as the F1 prepares to resume racing later this year...
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