Carlos Sainz

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Career

In 2005, Carlos Sainz took his first steps in karting and quickly showing his pace by 2006 after winning the Madrid Championship, finishing second in the Race of Champions and third in the Trofeo delle Industrie.

In 2007 and 2008 still in Karting, Carlos wins the Asia-Pacific Championship and finishes runner-up in the Spanish Championship. Following a win in the 2009 Monaco Karting GP, His pace and talent gained him a call by Redbull Racing inviting him to a successful test at the Circuit of Jarama.

Now as a Red Bull driver, Carlos joins the Eurocup Formula BMW in 2010 and wins the Rookie Cup. He competes in three events of its Pacific leg, scoring a win in Macao, an achievement only a handful drivers have accomplished.

2012 sees Carlos climb to Formula 3, competing in the European and British legs of the series. He scores wins and Pole Positions, and takes part in the prestigious Monaco GP.

Carlos makes his debut in the GP3 Series in 2013, one of the racing series that travel the world together with Formula 1. He shines in his Monaco debut, fighting for top positions in his very first kilometres with the car. In summer, he receives an invitation from Red Bull to do a young driver test with Sebastian Vettel’s Formula 1 car.

2015 see’s Carlos make the coveted move in to Formula 1, aged 20 years, 6 months and 13 days. He scores in his very first race and follows the result up with P5 in the Spanish GP Qualifying and finishing P7 at the Singapore GP.

In 2017, Carlos signs with the Renault Sport F1 Team after driving for Scuderia Toro Rosso in the first 16 races of the calendar. With Toro Rosso, he shines in Singapore with a magnificent fourth place and an impressive record, scoring points in every race he finished, all but the Italian GP. With Renault, he makes a decisive contribution to the team’s sixth place in the Constructors’ Championship with a brilliant seventh place in his maiden race, the United States GP.

2019 and Carlos Sainz joins the McLaren F1 Team in his fifth year in the series, willing to help with his expert vision to the growth of his team. Aged only 24, he arrives at one of the most historic teams in the grid as a consolidated driver, one that is able to combine both performance on track and technical leadership out of the car.

Roll on 2020 and Carlos Sainz announced that he will, in the 2021 season, make his most ambitious move yet in his racing career, replacing Sebastian Vettel at Scuderia Ferrari in what is sure to be a very exciting season.