Carlos Sainz Jr, now the cream of Red Bull’s driver development programme, is excited about his GP3 prospects for 2013.
Spain’s El Confidential reports that the 18-year-old Spaniard – the son of the famous former world rally champion – has been signed by Christian Horner and Mark Webber’s GP3 team.
Sainz jnr is also sponsored by Cepsa, the Spanish oil company and sponsor of Red Bull’s second F1 team Toro Rosso.
Last year, he raced in the British and European F3 categories.
‘I am seeking more consistency,’ said Sainz Jr, ‘because GP3 is a very serious thing, with laptimes only six seconds behind F1.
‘Christian Horner has the ultimate responsibility, so I’ll be even more linked to Red Bull,’ he added, revealing that he is moving to live in Milton Keynes.
‘It’s a whole new experience and I really want to get started.’