Carlos Sainz Jr is the son of a rally driver, Carlos Sainz. The Spaniard made headlines when he ended McLaren’s podium drought at the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix.
He made his debut in Formula 1 in 2015 with Toro Rosso alongside Max Verstappen. Since then, he remained within the Red Bull circle for a fairly long time. However, he was recruited by the Renault Formula 1 towards the end of the 2017 season. In the process, he replaced British driver, Jolyon Palmer.
After a year with the French manufacturer, he joined the McLaren team in 2019. With the Woking squad, Sainz Jr has blossomed and rewarded them with a maiden podium. Other than that, Sainz Jr is well known for his consistency.
In 2019, Sainz was the benchmark of consistency. Aside from a tough first three races, he finished in the points in 13 races. This included a five-race point-scoring streak from France to Hungary.
His 2019 championship run saw him finish with 96 points and a fine 6th place. At the final race of 2019, he managed to finish ahead of Pierre Gasly to clinch a spot in the Top-6.
At the 2020, Italian Grand Prix, he qualified third behind the dominant Mercedes duo of Hamilton and Bottas. He went on to finish second, his career-best race finish and second podium, finishing 0.4 seconds behind race winner Pierre Gasly.
Carlos Sainz’s girlfriend remains a mystery, but several rumors suggest that the Spaniard was dating Isabel Hernaez Fuster.
Sainz finished the 2020 season in 6th place of the driver’s championship for the second consecutive year. He accumulated 105 points and 6 top-5 finishes which were both career highs.
In May 2020, Ferrari announced Sainz as Sebastian Vettel’s replacement for 2021. The Spaniard will be teaming up with Charles Leclerc at the Italian team.
The Spaniard is sponsored by the beer company Estrella Galicia as a primary sponsor. Other sponsors include McLaren, PlayStation, and Shiseido Men. For the 2019 season, Sainz reportedly earned €3.5 million as a salary.
Like most of his contemporaries, Sainz often participates in charity football matches.
Interested parties can reach out to Sainz through his official website. There’s a dedicated ‘Contact’ section which enables people to reach out to the Spaniard at https://www.carlossainz.es/en/contact.html
Alternatively, fans can connect with Sainz via his social media accounts. Carlos is fairly active on Twitter and Instagram. Apart from these sources, Sainz also a Facebook account and regularly uploads videos on YouTube.
|Endorsements||Estrella Galicia, McLaren, Shiseido, Playstation|
|Annual Salary||$8 million|
|Net Worth||$6 million|