Carlos Sainz was the talk of the F1 season last week after an insider claimed he was considering a new contract with the Ferrari team.
There has now been a major update on the F1 driver’s Ferrari team hopes, having signed an extension until the end of 2024.
Meanwhile, the 27-year-old Spaniard has had a great season so far as he currently sits third in the overall standings.
Only George Russell with Mercedes and Charles Leclerc are ahead of him, with George second with 37 points and Charles first with 71 points.
The season is heating up to be very different, as usual favorite Lewis Hamilton is in fifth place with 28 points.
With all the attention on Sainz, fans have become more interested in his personal life this year.
One of the biggest questions surrounding the runner is his relationship status, with many wondering who he might date.
Here’s everything we know about the F1 driver and his girlfriend.
Who is Carlos Sainz Jr’s girlfriend?
Carlos Sainz would be in a relationship with Isabel Hernaez.
Despite having a Instagram accountHernaez and Sainz kept their relationship a secret.
According to photographer and F1 blogger Kym Illman, Hernaez is originally from Madrid and has a degree in bilingual journalism.
She works as a press officer for the fashion industry.
She hasn’t shared any photos of the pair together, but she did show off plenty of snaps at F1 on her Instagram.
Will Carlos Sainz Jr join the Ferrari team?
After leaving Mercedes to join Ferrari in 2021, Sainz has just signed a new contract with the famous racing team.
He will remain at Ferrari until 2024, confirming earlier reports that he wanted a two-year contract.
In a statement after the deal was confirmed, Sainz said: “I feel strengthened by this new found confidence and now I look forward to doing my best for Ferrari.”
He will remain with the team as long as Charles Leclerc, who signed a five-year contract before 2020.
As Ferrari started the 2022 season with the fastest car, it looks like a good year for Leclerc and Sainz together.
What is Carlos Sainz Jr net worth?
Carlos Sainz Jr is one of the best racing drivers in the world and his net worth reflects that.
According to Essentiallysports.com, Sainz is worth $8m (£6.15m).
However, that was when he was still part of the McLaren team before moving to Ferrari in 2020.
It is not confirmed what his salary is in the new team.
Considering Ferrari is one of the top teams and most glamorous brands in the sport, it’s safe to say that his salary will be similar, if not better.