Renault Sport F1 Team’s Carlos Sainz says he hopes that he can get an early release from Renault and Red Bull to test for McLaren at the end of season Abu Dhabi test which takes place following the 2018 season finale next month.

Speaking to Sky Sports at the Mexican Grand Prix, the Spaniard said:

“It’s a good opportunity to try this year’s car – obviously not next year’s car which is not the same. “I’m focussing on these three races. I think my management and company are looking into whether it’s possible or not but at the moment it’s not decided yet or nothing has been clarified.

Sainz who will replace his countryman Fernando Alonso who retires at the end of the season had a fantastic start to his Mexican Grand Prix weekend ending both FP1 and FP2 in third place.

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