“The One Who Wants It the Most”: Carlos Sainz Makes Resounding Promise Ahead of Home Race at Spanish GP

Published 05/13/2022, 10:22 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Australian Grand Prix – Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne, Australia – April 7, 2022 Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit REUTERS/Martin Keep

After the thrilling inaugural Miami GP, the F1 schedule is returning to Europe for the next race in Spain. Further, the Spanish GP will be the home race for Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz, who are eagerly looking forward, especially the Ferrari man.

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Sainz has had a turbulent season, scoring three podiums and two DNFs in the last five races. However, the Spaniard still hasn’t won a race this season, while his teammate Charles Leclerc has won two races and leading the world championship.

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The 27-year-old is now eyeing a race win in the upcoming Spanish GP, which is his home race. Sainz would be the favorite in the upcoming race among the Spanish fans. However, the Spaniard is more eager to win the race on his home ground than his fans.

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Sainz reported, “To win? It would be unique because it would be the first success in F1, and it would be at home, that’s why I work every day and try to get there as soon as possible. The fans are looking forward to it, but I’m the one who wants it the most.

Carlos Sainz remembering the Alonso fandom in Spain

The Spanish F1 driver is going to race in Barcelona next week. There are speculations that there would be a crowd of 100,000 fans supporting the Ferrari man. Further, the 27-year-old will be getting a stand in his name.

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Sainz is excited to have so many fans in the coming race weekend. After a long time, Spanish GP is expected to have such a vast crowd. Sainz recalls that he last such a crowd back when the two-time world champion Fernando Alonso dominated F1.

Ferrari F1 driver Carlos Sainz Jr. during the Miami GP qualifying. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The Ferrari F1 driver said, I remember going to the Spanish GP in 2005 and 2006, the stands were full when Fernando was winning races. In 2010 and 2013, it was full again, but we haven’t seen it like that [so full] since. The drivers’ parade is one of the highlights of the Grand Prix.”

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Carlos Sainz is excited to have such a huge crowd as he believes fans help the drivers perform better during the race. The F1 might need the support as he would need to win the upcoming race to stay in the fight for the championship. Do you expect Carlos Sainz to win the Spanish GP?

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Ripan Majumdar

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Ripan Majumdar is an F1 writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Science from West Bengal State University, Kolkata. Ripan is a massive Red Bull Racing and Sergio Perez fan, and has been following the sport for over the past few years.

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