10:06 – Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz Jr. says he wants to step up to Red Bull in 2018 and fight for the title, as he continues to make an impression in his third campaign.

Sainz Jr. has taken five points finishes from seven races so far this season, including a sixth-place result in Monaco, behind only Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes cars.

Red Bull currently fields Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen, and has stated that both have a contract through 2018, but rumours continue to link them with rivals.

“Ideally, I want to fight for a championship [in 2018], I want to have the chance to show everyone that I’m able to fight for a world championship,” Sainz Jr.

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