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Ferrari plans 2018 car test for Sainz in January

Carlos Sainz will likely get his first outing as a Ferrari driver during a private test next January behind the wheel of the Maranello squad’s 2018 car. Sainz will replace Sebastian Vettel at the Scuderia outfit next year, ending a two-year stint at McLaren. However, pre-season testing for 2021 is set to be held across just three days, meaning drivers will likely have just one and a half days of driving before the season begins. As a result, Ferrari is planning to run Sainz in an older car in order to optimise his preparation at his new team. “Certainly, one a half days is very short, very little time,” said Ferrari’s Team Principal Mattia Binotto. “We are trying to organise...
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