Carlos Sainz claims losing 2025 Ferrari F1 seat to Hamilton is “not the best feeling”

Following the official announcement of Lewis Hamilton’s ‘dream switch’ from Mercedes to Ferrari in 2025, the world of Formula 1 took off in surprise. Ferrari fans were surely happy to welcome the move but the scene at the Mercedes camp was the opposite.

However, one man who shares the same ‘unhappy’ feeling as Mercedes is current Ferrari driver, Carlos Sainz. Sainz is leaving Ferrari at the end of the season to make way for the seven-time World Champion. He has finally opened his mouth on the subject.

Carlos Sainz breaks silence on losing Ferrari F1 seat to Hamilton

Carlos Sainz, who was Ferrari’s leader last season as he broke Verstappen’s streak, is losing his Ferrari driving seat in 2025 to the incoming Lewis Hamilton. Sainz has finally shared his ‘unhappy’ feeling about this situation.

Speaking at a karting event at the Cremona circuit in Italy, where he presented the new CS55 kart line, he stated that this situation ‘is not the best feeling’ for him. During the interview with Sky Italia, he told, “It’s certainly not the best feeling to start the season”.

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This situation is a very ‘surprising’ one for the Spaniard as he was ready for a contract extension, despite being recommended to join Audi in 2026 by F1 pundits.

Despite this disappointment, Carlos Sainz will be looking to end his four-year tenure with Ferrari in style.

All-time highlights of Carlos Sainz being Ferrari team player

The Spanish Carlos Sainz, now 30 years old, joined Scuderia Ferrari back in 2020, on a two-year contract, partnering with Charles Leclerc, and replacing Sebastian Vettel who joined Aston Martin.

Once termed as the ‘spoilt son of a motorsports legend’, Sainz has become an integral part of the Italian camp over the years. He has started 64 Grand Prixes with Ferrari, securing 2 race victories and 5 pole positions.

Last season marked his most memorable season driving in Ferrari’s red suit. He remains the only driver to defeat the Red Bull drivers, Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, during their ‘record-breaking’ 2023 F1 season.

Verstappen, who was in a 10-game winning streak, was beaten by Carlos Sainz at the Singapore GP. Courtesy of Sainz, Ferrari can flex that they were ‘the team that stopped Red Bull from achieving a 100-percent win rate over a single season’.

Despite being a great ‘team player’ for Ferrari, Carlos Sainz will have to bid adieu to the Italian outfit at the season’s end.

Is Ferrari making a mistake by scrapping Carlos Sainz? Or is it a good decision by the Italian outfit? Let us know your opinions in the comments.

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