Carlos Sainz Sr. Proves to be the Biggest Fan of His Ferrari F1 Driver Son in Wholesome Moment

Published 08/28/2021, 5:40 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 1, 2021 Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Carlos Sainz Jr comes from a family that has been involved with racing, like his father, Sainz Sr who was a rally driver. Both support each other during their respective races. So it was no surprise to see Sainz Sr supporting his son, as he zipped around Spa for the Belgian GP.

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The father-son duo are miles apart, as Sainz senior is taking part in the ExtremeE series for the Artic Grand Prix, While, Ferrari’s Carlos finds himself in Belgium for the upcoming race at Spa. Nevertheless, Sainz Sr was seen watching his son’s practice session.

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Carlos Sainz had a loyal fan watching him this weekend

Since both, the father and son are heavily involved in racing, it shouldn’t be a surprise that they show their love and support for each other. That’s exactly what happened this weekend. While Sainz Sr was preparing for his race, he took out the time to watch his son prepare for the Belgian Grand Prix.

The rally driver was engrossed in his phone, as his son was zipping around Spa in Friday’s practice session. He was hoping that Carlos did well, and would bring a great result for the Italian team this weekend.

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How did Sainz do on Friday?

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With the summer break now over with the commencement of the Belgian GP, Sainz was hoping to hit the ground running. He did exactly that as he found himself to be fifth on the timesheet in the first practice session of the day.

However, FP2 tells a different story, as Sainz wasn’t able to replicate the pace from FP1, and hence found himself in eleventh place. But, the 26-year-old isn’t one to give up and he hopes to redeem himself in the final practice session on Saturday afternoon.

Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 27, 2021 Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. during practice REUTERS/Johanna Geron

He would aim to have a good pace in FP3, and hope to carry that momentum into the intense qualifying session later that day. With two podiums already in the bag for the Italian team, he has faith to bring home another one, and kick things off to a good start in the second half of the season.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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