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Sainz didn't feel as ‘liked or wanted' at Renault

Carlos Sainz praised the atmosphere he had at McLaren in his time with the team, saying he 'didn't feel as liked or as wanted' in his time at Renault. Given the Spaniard's popularity within the McLaren garage and his positive start at Ferrari, the 26-year-old was able to reflect more openly on his spell with Renault in 2017 and 2018. He said that talk off-track about his status in the team became an unwanted distraction as he chased results for the team, now operating under the Alpine name. 'The rumours [soon] started about Ricciardo coming to Renault, [Esteban] Ocon, and I wasn't in a good place.' Sainz told BBC Sport. 'I didn't feel as liked or as wanted. 'One thing I discovered in...
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