Date: 12th August 2017 at 11:02am
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Ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix Carlos Sainz was rumoured to be set for a sensational mid-season move from Toro Rosso to Renault.

The link came about after the Spaniard had told the media that being with the Red Bull Racing sister team for 2018 appeared ‘unlikely’.

And with no chance of promotion to Red Bull Racing with Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen locked into contracts for 2018 that would indicate a move for Sainz.

With Jolyon Palmer seemingly struggling for both performance and confidence, the paddock rumour mill turned.

Renault first denied the report and then Toro Rosso did the same.

Sainz’s future is clearly in limbo, but this little report was something that many would mark as ‘fake news’.

?I don?t know where this rumour is coming [from] that he was [going to be] driving in Budapest for I don?t know which team, This is Formula 1, you see people sitting around, it?s boring for them, and then they come up with some stories or some dreams or whatever.

?Then they talk with one another and then it starts going around.
Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost told

?The fact is that Carlos is driving with us, he has a Red Bull contract and regarding the future is a decision Red Bull will take because they have the contract.?