Marko says Red Bull talking to Sainz but can’t match Audi offer

By Reuters
April 19, 2024
Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz. — Motorsports website

SHANGHAI: Red Bull are talking to Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz about a drive for 2025 but Audi have offered him far more, the energy drink brand’s motorsport consultant Helmut Marko said on Thursday.


Sainz, 29, must leave Ferrari at the end of the season to make way for Mercedes’ seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton. The Spaniard, race winner in Australia last month, told reporters at the Chinese Grand Prix on Thursday that all his best options remained open and it would take some time to reach a decision.

Sainz has been linked to Red Bull as possible team mate for triple world champion Max Verstappen, recreating their 2015-16 Toro Rosso lineup, if Mexican Sergio Perez does not have his contract renewed.