Carlos Sainz Follows in Neymar’s Footsteps With Surprise Money Heist Cameo

Published 11/08/2021, 1:46 PM EST


It looks like Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz will drop his red racing suit, for a more defiant red suit soon! Turns out, the Spaniard will be making an appearance at the Bank of Spain for the latest season of Money Heist, or La Casa de Papel.

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He won’t be alone though, Moto G star Marc Marquez will be accompanying his compatriot too! Sainz had named the series as his favorite of all time; it must have been exhilarating to be a part of it!

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Even football star Neymar had popped in for season 3 of the show. Surely, it will be more of a cameo role for the two drivers; considering their busy schedules limiting their time on the sets. Nonetheless, it will be exciting to see a familiar face on one of the biggest TV shows of the year!

What do you reckon the two Spaniards will play? Get-away drivers seem pretty apt, and they can be trusted behind the wheel.

Carlos Sainz joins a list of F1 drivers

Although Money Heist may be a good segway into an acting career for Sainz, there have been other F1 drivers who have gone the route before him.

The most popular appearances have been in the animated movie, Cars. In the English version of the movie, Michael Schumacher played himself, as the exquisite Ferrari that visits Luigi’s tire store.

In the sequel, Lightning McQueen meets Lewis Hamilton and NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon. Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso appear in their native language versions of it.

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However, our F1 drivers don’t just stick to the silver screen. There have also been some very popular features in music videos as well. Sebastian Vettel is the leading all-star as even with the Cars feature in hand, he has had in screen time in a music video as well! Vettel truly has a solid retirement plan ahead of him.

Former Haas driver, Romain Grosjean, joined the bandwagon as well, racing against David Guetta in his music video for Dangerous.

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However, Carlos Sainz will be the first to be a part of the real deal. Representing Formula 1, it goes without saying, that fans will wait eagerly for the season to drop, only to watch their favorite driver on the screens.

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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