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McLaren could've kept Sainz, but wanted Ricciardo

Zak Brown has revealed that McLaren could have prevented Carlos Sainz from leaving, but didn't as the team wanted Daniel Ricciardo. It was announced prior to the start of the 2020 season that Sainz would be leaving his current team to drive for Ferrari in 2021 and beyond, with Ricciardo replacing him. Given that his contract with the British team expired at the end of this year, it was thought that there was little that could be done to prevent him from going. However, CEO Brown sayst that wasn't the case, but that they allowed him to join the Italian team as they wanted Ricciardo. 'We had the ability to stop him (Sainz) from going to another team, but you know we have always wanted Dan...
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