WATCH: Carlos Sainz's special song 'CARLANDO' for ex-teammate Lando Norris

Amidst the excitement of the 2024 British Grand Prix, former teammate and close friend Carlos Sainz delighted fans with a light-hearted song for Lando Norris.

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Amidst the excitement of the 2024 British Grand Prix, former teammates and close friends Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris delighted fans with a light-hearted and memorable moment. During the second practice session (FP2), Sainz, driving for Ferrari, inquired over the team radio about who else was on the track.

His race engineer responded that only Lando Norris, representing McLaren, was currently lapping. Upon hearing this, Sainz humorously burst into a spontaneous rendition of "CARLANDO," a nod to their popular friendship nickname from their days as McLaren teammates. This playful interaction brought smiles to many, capturing the camaraderie and joy that these two drivers continue to share.

Here is the video:

While the "Carlando" moment brought a cheerful note to the weekend, the focus of the F1 community also turned to the future Carlos Sainz. Notably, Mercedes' interest in Sainz for a potential 2025 seat alongside George Russell has been reignited due to the struggles of Andrea Kimi Antonelli in his debut Formula 2 season.

Is Carlos Sainz going to Mercedes?

Despite high expectations, Antonelli has found the transition challenging, particularly with his Prema team adapting to the new 2024 car. Currently ninth in the F2 standings, Antonelli is 20 points ahead of teammate Ollie Bearman, who, despite a tough season, has secured a drive with Haas for 2025.

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has expressed the importance of young drivers performing under pressure, highlighting the need for Antonelli to "perform in cold water" and adapt quickly. Wolff acknowledged Antonelli's recent improvements but emphasized the ongoing challenges and the high expectations surrounding the young Italian.

With the driver market being highly dynamic, Wolff confirmed that Sainz remains a strong candidate for a Mercedes seat in 2025, suggesting that the situation remains fluid and open to change. Meanwhile, Sainz will be keen to perform in Silverstone to get more attention from home team Mercedes.  

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