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Carlos Sainz
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https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/sainz...89/?nrt=54

Former McLaren Formula 1 driver Jenson Button says that new signing Carlos Sainz will need to be patient and shouldn't expect a swift turnaround in the team's fortunes.

Button, who claimed the team's most recent grand prix win in the 2012 season finale in Brazil, left the championship two years ago, in the middle of McLaren's ultimately ill-fated stint with engine supplier Honda.

McLaren has switched to using Renault engines from 2018 onwards, but its first campaign with the French manufacturer's power units has also been a disappointment – as it sits only seventh in the constructors' standings.
The team will not retain two-time champion Fernando Alonso in its line-up for next year, but has signed Sainz in his place – the latter forced to find alternative employment after his current team Renault pulled off a surprise move for Daniel Ricciardo.

"It's good - but is it stepping up, you know?" Button said when asked of Sainz's McLaren switch.
"He was racing for the works Renault team, who are performing very well this year. He's moving to McLaren, whether it's the right move I don't know.

"I think he obviously didn't have the option to race at Renault this year with Daniel moving there, so I guess it's the right decision."
Button warned that Sainz has to realise the scope of the challenge he will face at McLaren as the Woking-based team will need time to return to its former glory.
"I don't think the pace of the car is going to turn around for next year, it's going to be difficult, 'cause they've dropped a long way back," Button said.
"It is a big team, it is a team that has won multiple world championships, so they will find a way back.
"But it's going to take a little bit of time, I think.

"He [Sainz] needs to understand, I guess, that it's going to take a few years of working hard and making himself feel present and making his opinion count, and hopefully moving the car forward."
Button also said that Sainz will have big shoes to fill in replacing his two-time world champion compatriot.
"Obviously Fernando's retired, and he knows what he's doing, and he's getting the best out of the car pretty much every weekend.
"So it's always going to be a hard act to follow. But they wouldn't have chosen him [Sainz] if they didn't think he was worthy."
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I think Button in his comment is right in almost everything. I only have my doubts about "It is a big team, it is a team that has won multiple world championships, so they will find a way back".
Yes it is a big team, but do they still have the quality of the days when they won those championships? Do they still have the people that made the difference?

Poor Saintz. Good driver, but it seems he keeps ending up with even better teammates. Maybe now he can beat Vandoorne, think they are evenly matched (Saintz might be a bit better at moments, Vandoorne seems to 'lost his mojo').
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https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/sainz...t/4301628/

Carlos Sainz is to drive a McLaren Formula 1 car for the first time at next week’s Abu Dhabi Pirelli tyre test.

The Spaniard has been released by Renault to get his first experience of the MCL33 on Wednesday, while his 2019 teammate Lando Norris will drive on Tuesday.

Other drivers who will sample the cars of their future teams for the first time include George Russell (Williams) and Lance Stroll (Racing Point Force India).

Kimi Raikkonen is expected to be allowed to drive for Sauber, although it has yet to be confirmed. However, Red Bull has made it clear that Daniel Ricciardo will not be allowed to drive for Renault.

In less contentious moves, Charles Leclerc will drive for Ferrari, Robert Kubica will share the Williams with Russell, and Pierre Gasly will become an official Red Bull driver for the first time.

The test is the final opportunity for Pirelli to sign off on its 2019 spec tyres, with all teams having the chance to try them. Teams are not allowed to try new car parts at the test.
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