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 One in 2015 with Toro Rosso alongside Max Verstappen. Since then, he remained within the Red Bull circle for a fairly long time. However, close to the end of the 2017 season the Renault team recruited him. 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 has been known for his consistency.
In 2019, Carlos Sainz Jr was the picture 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 finish ahead of Pierre Gasly to take a top 6 position.
The Spaniard is sponsored by beer company Estrella Galicia as a primary sponsor. Other sponsors include McLaren, Playstation and Shiseido Men. For the 2019 season, Carlos Sainz reportedly earned € 3.5 million as a salary.
Like most of his contemporaries, Sainz often participates in charity football matches.
|Endorsements||Estrella Galicia, McLaren, Shiseido, Playstation|
|Annual Salary||$39 million|
|Net Worth||$40 million|