Carlos Sainz Jr  Spain

  • Full name Carlos Sainz Jr
  • Birth date September 1, 1994
  • Birthplace Madrid, Spain
  • Current age 23 years 296 days
  • Current team Renault
  • Previous teams Toro Rosso
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2018 World Championship
# Grand Prix Circuit Date Car Pos Pts Qual FL
1 Australia Albert Park March 25 Renault (R.S.18) 10 1 9
2 Bahrain BIC April 8 Renault (R.S.18) 11 10
3 China Shanghai April 15 Renault (R.S.18) 9 2 9
4 Azerbaijan Baku April 29 Renault (R.S.18) 5 10 9
5 Spain Catalunya May 13 Renault (R.S.18) 7 6 9
6 Monaco Monaco May 27 Renault (R.S.18) 10 1 8
7 Canada Gilles Villeneuve June 10 Renault (R.S.18) 8 4 9
8 France Le Castellet June 24 Renault (R.S.18) dns 7
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
2015 Toro Rosso 19 19 0 0 12 7 0 0 5 0 0 18 15
2016 Toro Rosso 21 21 0 0 17 6 0 0 6 0 0 46 12
2017 Toro Rosso, Renault 20 20 0 0 12 4 0 0 6 0 0 54 9
2018 Renault 7 7 0 0 7 5 0 0 8 0 0 24 9*
Total 67 67 0 0 48 4 0 0 5 0 0 142
Race Circuit Date
First race Australian Grand Prix Albert Park March 15, 2015 Race results
Last race Canadian Grand Prix Gilles Villeneuve June 10, 2018 Race results
Profile
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The son of the two-time World Rally champion of the same name, Sainz Jr is a member of the Red Bull junior programme which has promoted the likes of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo to Formula One.

A winner of Formula Renault 2.0 in 2011, he became the first Red Bull junior to claim the Formula Renault 3.5 championship in 2014. Though he had been overlooked for a Toro Rosso seat the year before, his World Series triumph saw him elevated to F1 for 2015 where he will partnered Max Verstappen in an all-rookie line-up which started the season with a combined age of 37.

A series of reliability issues saw him overshadowed by Verstappen in his first year, but proof of his talent was obvious from his seven finishes in the points. A big accident at the Russian Grand Prix saw him hospitalised after qualifying, but he was declared fit ahead of the race and ran as high as seventh before a brake failure saw him retire.

Career high
Claiming the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 championship with seven victories - enough to beat fellow Red Bull junior Pierre Gasly and Roberto Merhi.

Career low
Being overlooked for the 2014 Toro Rosso seat.

Trivia

Sainz has chosen the number 55 to accompany him for his career. He has already popularised the hashtag #CARLO55AINZ amongst his supporters.

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