The McLaren Formula One team’s Carlos Sainz has officially scored his first podium finish after the FIA took no further action against the Spaniard who was investigated for using DRS under yellow flag conditions.

The result means that not only have McLaren scored their first podium since the Australian Grand Prix in 2014 they have also secured fourth place in the Constructors championship as with just one race remaining in 2019 the Renault F1 Team are in fifth place 48 points behind McLaren.

McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown tweeted:

Proud of this @McLaren team. Our first podium since Australia 2014 and P4 secured in the championship. Great teamwork today and all season. Our best result since 2012. Thank you to every single one of our people, our superb drivers and our incredible fans. #fearlesslyforward

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