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Sainz Jr. Hoping To End Renault Career On A High

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Carlos Sainz Jr. - Renault Sport Formula One Team - F1
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Carlos Sainz Jr. is fully focused on the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as he prepares for his last race with Renault Sport Formula One Team.

The Spaniard makes the move to McLaren F1 Team for 2019 but is looking forward to the race at the Yas Marina Circuit and enjoys the twilight feature of the race.

“I quite enjoy these races under the lights. Yas Marina is a nice circuit with incredible facilities and it’s a great location for the season finale.

“It’s cool to start the race in daylight and finish it under the night sky, I really like that. In terms of a lap, there’s a lot going on.

“There are long straights, which bring overtaking opportunities, fast sweeping corners and also some tight turns.

“We’ll be doing our homework to ensure we’re best prepared and can hit the ground running right from Friday practice.”

Abu Dhabi has been the season finale for the past few years and Sainz feels the circuit will suit the Renault more than last time out in Brazil and is hopefully of a strong final race.

“I’m definitely looking forward to Abu Dhabi as it will be an interesting finale.

“We would like a bit more performance from the car for the last race and I know the team is working hard to get back into the points there.

“Hopefully it will be a good last race for the team and I can end this spell on a really bright note.”

 Sainz says he has enjoyed his time with the team and is pleased to have been a part of Renault’s proud F1 history.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time with Renault over the past 14 months.  They say Enstone has a family feel and I felt at ease and very welcome from day one.

“To drive for a manufacturer team is a dream come true and I’m very proud to be part of the history of such an important brand in Formula 1.

“On track, the results have been good on a whole, very consistent and that’s something I can be proud about.

“As a driver, I take with me very valuable experiences and I’m looking forward to staying part of the Renault family with McLaren next season.

“We still have this final race to focus on and that’s all I’m thinking about at the moment.”

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