2014 could be the prelude to Carlos Sainz jr's formula one career.
That is the claim of the 19-year-old Spaniard's namesake and father, hot on the heels of news another Red Bull-backed teen, Russian Daniil Kvyat, has secured the second Toro Rosso seat for 2014.
Sainz jr was also in the running to succeed Daniel Ricciardo at the Red Bull-owned team, and might now be considered the frontrunner for a 2015 debut.
World rally legend Sainz admitted 2014 will be a "very important" season for his son's F1 aspirations.
Sainz said his son will surely complete a second season in the Formula Renault 3.5 series next year.
"This year has been a race to catch up experience," he said....
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