Sainz dismisses Renault talk
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Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz has been forced to deny recent reports linking him with a summer move to Renault.
The 22-year-old has been with Toro Rosso since 2015 but looks unlikely to make the step up to Red Bull any time soon with Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen striking up a strong partnership.
Renault currently have Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer on one-year contracts and look set to switch up their seats by the end of the current campaign, with Sainz linked as a candidate.
However, Sainz has ruled himself out of the running and insists he is happy being mentored by Red Bull for the time being.
Sainz said: "It's false.
"I am mentored by Red Bull and Toro Rosso is their second team. So if they don't want me to go, I will not go."