Carlos Sainz has signed an extension to his Ferrari contract ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
The Spaniard joined the Scuderia last year and impressed on his way to fifth in the drivers' standings, helping Ferrari take third in the constructors' championship.
Sainz has taken two podiums from three races so far this season as the Maranello-based team has refound its mojo in F1's new era, with the new contract ensuring the partnership with championship leader Charles Leclerc will continue until at least the end of 2024 when both drivers' deals are set to expire.
"I am very happy to have renewed my contract with Scuderia Ferrari," said Sainz.
"I have always said that there is no better Formula 1 team to race for and after over a year with them, I can confirm that putting on this race suit and representing this team is unique and incomparable.
"My first season at Maranello was solid and constructive, with the whole group progressing together. The result of all that work has been clear to see so far season."
Adding that he feels "strengthened by this renewed show of confidence in me", Sainz continued: "Now I can’t wait to get in the car, to do my best for Ferrari and to give its fans plenty to cheer about.
"The F1-75 is proving to be a front-runner, which can allow me to chase my goals on track, starting with taking my first Formula 1 win."
Sainz can help 'fuel Ferrari legend'
Sainz and Leclerc have overseen Ferrari's charge to the top of the order with stellar performances on both sides of the garage.
Upon sealing Sainz's future with the Scuderia, team principal Mattia Binotto commented: "I have said several times that I believe we have the best driver pairing in Formula 1 and so, with every passing race, it seemed a completely natural step to extend Carlos’ contract, thus ensuring stability and continuity.
"In his time so far with the team, he has proved to have the talent we expected from him, delivering impressive results and making the most of all opportunities.
"Outside the car, he is a hard worker with an eye for the smallest detail, which has helped the whole group to improve and progress.
"Together, we can aim for ambitious targets and I’m sure that, along with Charles, he can play a significant part in fuelling the Ferrari legend and will write new chapters in the history of our team."