Carlos Sainz has told the story of when he signed his contract with Ferrari, and it’s not exactly glamourous…

Even with the Italian team not a frontrunner at the moment, a seat there remains one of the most desirable on the grid to many.

It certainly was to Sainz, who decided to leave McLaren and replace Sebastian Vettel at the Scuderia for the 2021 campaign and beyond.

Putting pen to the paper on that contract would have undoubtedly been one of the biggest moments of the Spaniard’s career so far, but the circumstances in which he did so wouldn’t have suggested that.

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