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Vasseur promises Sainz support ‘until the last corner’ despite impending exit

Ferrari team principal Fred Vasseur says Carlos Sainz will get his and the Scuderia’s full support until the very last corner of the season out of respect for his commitment before being replaced by Lewis Hamilton.

Sainz is out of contract at the end of this year and won’t be staying at Ferrari following the announcement that Hamilton will join Charles Leclerc on a multi-year deal in 2025. Even though the move became public knowledge before the start of this season, Vasseur doesn’t expect any issues in the relationship between Sainz and the team, and has promised complete backing for the Spaniard.

“We had time to discuss about it,” Vasseur said. “He had a mega professional reaction but I know perfectly well that the period and the journey was not easy for him. It was the most difficult call of my life when I had to call him, but also because I perfectly appreciate what he did last year with us.