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Sainz first visit to Ferrari was a 'secret expedition'

Carlos Sainz's first visit to Maranello was a clandestine operation to discuss a Ferrari deal which meant entry through the back door of the fabled headquarters of Formula 1's most famous team, which the Spaniard now calls home. In an interview with GQ, Sainz revealed how negotiations with Ferrari, while contracted to McLaren, went at the time: “A secret expedition because I was meant to wait for my contract with another team to end.” Admitting he would have preferred to be through the famous front gates of the Scuderia's HQ but instead, the 27-year-old Spaniard recalled 'I came [through] the back.” A great deal has happened since then as Sainz won the hearts and minds of his team,...
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