He believes that Aston Martin could tempt Sainz, despite the obvious links with both Audi and Mercedes.
“Ultimately Carlos has been booted out of one of the top three cars on the grid," he told Sky Sports' F1 show.
"A car that gave him victory at the Singapore Grand Prix. That’s bad news. Audi? They are not going to arrive and be at the front of the grid. It’s years away. Everyone is connecting him to Audi because of the connection with his dad.
“The reality is, I can see him going to Aston Martin. I can [also] see him on the phone to Toto.”
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