Carlos Sainz “Locked In” at Williams for 2025 F1 Seat, Claims F1 Presenter

Carlos Sainz’s future in Formula 1 appears settled, with Channel 4 presenter Steve Jones claiming the Spaniard is “locked in” at Williams for the 2025 season.

Sainz, who is set to depart Ferrari at the end of this year due to Lewis Hamilton’s arrival, spoke to Jones during the Monaco Grand Prix weekend. When discussing his ideal next team, Sainz emphasized the importance of “a medium to long-term project where I feel valued.”

“Just going to some places for one, two years and then leaving is not the right way to approach Formula 1,” Sainz said. “Successful winning teams have been built from the bottom and built a good thing together. I believe in those things and I want to make sure I feel love, valued, that I feel right at home.”

Jones interpreted Sainz’s comments as a strong indication of his preference for Williams. “Very graceful. Very classy. I expected nothing less,” Jones said on air. “Just after that interview, the rumours started to swirl that Sainz might be joining Williams. It’s really interesting to hear him talk about a long-term project with a team. In short, he’s going to Williams. It’s locked in.”

While Williams recently extended Alex Albon’s contract, the future of Logan Sargeant remains uncertain. Sargeant has struggled to produce consistent results in his sophomore season, prompting Team Boss James Vowles to admit the team is considering other options. Sainz appears to be a frontrunner for the vacant seat.