Adios Red Bull. Hola McLaren. After 10 years in the energy drink company's young driver programme, Carlos Sainz Jr has been set free to take the next step in his career.
The boy from Madrid has arrived at the McLaren Technology Centre to build a new life and move into a new home. Welcome to Woking.
After a season-and-a-bit on loan at Renault, this latest move offers Sainz the prospect of stability. During his time on the Red Bull books he was jostled and leapfrogged by Daniil Kvyat and Max Verstappen on the path to a works team seat he never got to fill; at McLaren he has a two-year contract that should give him time to develop.