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Carlos Sainz

Carlos Sainz

race driver #55

date of birth 1er septembre 1994
place of birth Madrid, Spain
nationality Spanish
grand prix started 56
pole positions 0
podiums 0
wins 0
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Carlos Sainz

biography

Carlos Sainz joined Renault Sport Formula One™ Team in October 2017, ahead of the United States Grand Prix, for the remainder of the 2017 season in preparation for his first full year with the team in 2018. Carlos is no stranger to Renault having won two driver titles – Formula Renault 2.0 NEC in 2011 and Formula Renault 3.5 in 2014 - during his junior years. He arrived in Enstone as a sought-after talent with a taste for success. He started his Formula 1 career in 2015 at Scuderia Toro Rosso.

Pre-Formula 1 Carlos was a known figure around the motorsport world even before he stepped into the cockpit. His father, Carlos, won the World Rally Championship Drivers’ title in 1990 and 1992.
2010 Carlos’s single-seater career began in 2010 in the Formula BMW Europe Series. He topped the rookie standings with 227 points, finishing fourth in the overall leaderboard with one win and a further four podiums to his name. Carlos also raced in the Formula BMW Pacific Championship as a wildcard, where he scored three wins and another two podiums.
2011 Carlos turned to Renault-powered machinery for the first time as he entered the Formula Renault Eurocup series for Koiranen Motorsport.Carlos impressed by finishing second and best Junior in front of Daniil Kvyat with two wins, six second places and two third places. Also that season, he competed in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup (NEC) taking the title with ten wins to his name – beating Kvyat and Stoffel Vandoorne to top spot.
2012 2012 saw Carlos turn his hand to a number of championships, including the British Formula 3 Championship, Formula 3 Euro Series and the European Formula 3 Championship. He finished 6th in Britain despite five wins, 9th in the Euro Series and 5th in the European Formula with a win and five podiums.
A year later Carlos raced for Arden in the GP3 Series finishing 10th, before switching back to Renault power in 2014 in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series taking seven victories on his way to the title.
2015 Carlos was paired with Max Verstappen for 2015 at Toro Rosso, making his Formula 1 debut in the 2015 Australian Grand Prix where he took two points courtesy of a ninth-place finish. He would go on to pick up 18 points during his rookie season with a season highlight of seventh in the USA Grand Prix.
2016 2016 was a bright year for the upcoming Spaniard, showing consistent results throughout the calendar. Five points-scoring finishes from the opening seven races put him in a good position to show-off his talent. He finished the season on 46 points with impressive drives to sixth in Spain, USA and Brazil.
2017 Carlos was announced as a Renault Sport Formula One™ Team Driver for 2018 in September 2017 prior to the Singapore Grand Prix where he took a career-best result of fourth.
Before that, Carlos has enjoyed eight point-scoring finishes with a notable drive to sixth in Monaco.
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