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Sainz faces heartache in F1 phone call as Ferrari boss confronts another 'difficult' issue

Sainz faces heartache in F1 phone call as Ferrari boss confronts another 'difficult' issue

Sainz faces heartache in F1 phone call as Ferrari boss confronts another 'difficult' issue

Sainz faces heartache in F1 phone call as Ferrari boss confronts another 'difficult' issue

Ferrari team principal Frederic Vasseur has revealed the difficulties in informing Carlos Sainz about his replacement by Lewis Hamilton in 2025.

Sainz, exploring potential moves to Mercedes or considering options with teams like Sauber or Williams, received the news before its public disclosure.

Vasseur has candidly acknowledged the discomfort involved in communicating this decision to the Spanish driver.

READ MORE: Alonso ribs Hamilton over 'dream' claims

Frederic Vasseur is confident Carlos Sainz will maintain his professionalism at Ferrari in 2024
Frederic Vasseur has said one of his most difficult conversations about Lewis Hamilton was with Toto Wolff

Vasseur: Sainz has huge opportunity

“As you can imagine, it was not the easiest call of my life,” Vasseur said.

“One of the most difficult [conversations] was the one with Toto!”

“I’m fully convinced that [Sainz] is a very professional driver, that he understands that we have a long season in front of us, that it’s a huge opportunity,” Vasseur added.

READ MORE: Verstappen warns Hamilton over 'awkward' Mercedes meetings

“And I think it’s also a dream to be in this situation, to have the team behind him. I mean, we had a long discussion that as you can imagine, I will be fully supporting with Carlos.

“He is fully committed and we know that we have to do the job together. We are together, we are professional.”

READ MORE: F1 pundit offers worrying Ferrari news for Hamilton

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