Sainz was the right choice for Toro Rosso

Sainz was the right choice for Toro Rosso

After a season following Carlos Sainz's bid to jump from Formula Renault 3.5 to Formula 1, GLENN FREEMAN explains why Red Bull had to give the Spaniard a shot

Following Carlos Sainz Jr's Formula 1 prospects during 2014 has been a rollercoaster ride, and thankfully it has ended with Red Bull taking the correct decision to place him with Toro Rosso for next year.

The simple fact that he became the first Red Bull-backed driver to win the Formula Renault 3.5 series - which so many of the Austrian firm's young charges have passed through over the years - gave him a very strong case immediately.

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