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Carlos Sainz
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Carlos Sainz to replace Fernando Alonso in McLaren

ANI | Updated: Aug 16, 2018 19:26 IST

Madrid [Spain], August 16 (ANI): Formula One team McLaren have declared that Renault driver Carlos Sainz would replace the departing member, Fernando Alonso, in their squad.
The F 1 team took to Twitter and posted a photo of Sainz along with the induction announcement.
"Carlos Sainz to race for McLaren from 2019," they wrote.

Expressing happiness over joining Mclaren, Sainz said that it is like a dream come true.
"Extremely happy and proud to announce that I will be joining the @McLarenF1 family next year. Dream come true to drive for such a legendary team!" he tweeted.

The announcement came a day after McLaren driver Fernando Alonso announced that he would bid adieu to racing at the end of the ongoing season.
Announcing the news, the 37-year-old driver had said that it is a right time for him to move on after spending 17 wonderful years in this amazing sport.
Considered as one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers, Alonso won the F1 world championship titles with Renault in 2005 and 2006.
In a career spanning 17 years, McLaren appeared for 302 career races. He won 22 pole positions, 32 races besides also making a staggering 97 finishes. (ANI)