F1 Red Bull Racing: Helmut Marko reveals details of Audi offer for Carlos Sainz

F1 Red Bull Racing: Helmut Marko reveals details of Audi offer for Carlos Sainz

According to Red Bull CEO Helmut Marko, Carlos Sainz is also the potential successor to Sergio Pérez. The advisor of the Austrian team reveals in a conversation with OE24 that he is surprised when he examines the current form of the Spaniard, but Audi is also interested in the three-time race winner.

It’s a bitter pill for Sainz to swallow. The Spaniard has been in the form of his life for the past two seasons and was able to capitalize on that with a win at Singapore 2023. This season, Sainz had to miss the Jeddah race due to appendicitis, but bounced back in the next race in Melbourne with a win. . It has ensured that interest in the Ferrari driver’s services has increased and not only Red Bull are hoping for a signature from Sainz, Mercedes are also said to be chasing the 29-year-old driver.

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Three-year offer

It should not be a secret that Audi is still hoping to attract Sainz and Marko talks about this. The eighty-year-old Austrian shares details of the offer Sainz has received. “Sainz is at a high level at the moment. I think he has a very good three-year offer from Audi. But he needs to make a decision quickly.” This also increases the pressure on Red Bull Racing, as the reigning constructors’ champion wants to wait and see. The fact that Audi is increasing the pressure does not bother the eighty-year-old Austrian. “We, on the other hand, will not make a decision quickly. We will not be pressured by such things.”

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Sainz himself is also quietly waiting for an opportunity. Ahead of the sprint weekend in China, he opened up about transfer concerns, saying his top options are still available. Which team the Spaniard was referring to, he – logically – did not say.