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Carlos Sainz Jr.

For his father, a rally driver, see Carlos Sainz.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Sainz and the second or maternal family name is Vázquez de Castro.
Carlos Sainz Jr.
File:Carlos Sainz Jr Motorland.JPG
Sainz in 2014
Born Carlos Sainz Vázquez de Castro
(1994-09-01) 1 September 1994 (age 25)
Madrid, Spain
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality 23x15px Spanish
Team Toro Rosso-Renault[1]
Car number 55
Races 6 (6 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 9
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 2015 Australian Grand Prix
Last race 2015 Monaco Grand Prix
Previous series
201314
2013
2012
2012
2011
201011
2010
2010
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
GP3 Series
FIA European F3 Championship
British Formula Three
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula BMW Europe
Formula BMW Pacific
Championship titles
2014
2011
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC

Carlos Sainz Vázquez de Castro About this sound audio , known as Carlos Sainz Jr. About this sound audio  or simply Carlos Sainz, (born 1 September 1994) is a Spanish Formula One racing driver and the son of former double World Rally Champion Carlos Sainz. In 2012 Sainz Jr. raced in the British and European Formula 3 championships for Carlin.[2] He raced for DAMS in Formula Renault 3.5 in 2014 winning the championship.

On 28 November 2014, it was announced that he will drive for Scuderia Toro Rosso in the 2015 Formula One season.[1] He scored points on his début at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix, finishing in ninth position.

Career

Karting

Born in Madrid, Sainz began his career in karting. In 2008 he won the Asia-Pacific KF3 title, as well as finishing runner-up in the Spanish Championship.[3] In 2009 he won the prestigious Junior Monaco Kart Cup, and was runner-up in the European KF3 Championship.[3]

Formula BMW

Sainz raced in Formula BMW Europe in 2010 with the EuroInternational team. He is also part of the Red Bull Junior Team programme. He made his Formula BMW début during a guest drive in the Formula BMW Pacific series at Sepang. Because he was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points, however his first races in Malaysia went very well, as he managed to get second place at the opening race. That impressive debut followed with 4th place. On the following race day, he retired in the first race but won the second race. It was this impressive start which got him a place at the Red Bull Junior Team. Doctor Helmut Marko applauded Sainz and his strong start to a great career in motor racing. He came 7th in the following race but yet again amazed everybody by winning again. He missed the next races in China but came back in Singapore. He finished in 6th in the first race and 2nd in the second race. This denied anyone who thought he was only good at the Malaysian track. He missed the Japanese races but shortly returned to the season finale in Macau to win. Overall, in 9 races he achieved 3 pole positions, 2 wins and 2 fastest laps.

In Formula BMW Europe, he started his career in that series with a podium position of 3rd and 6th place at the circuit de Catalunya. At Zandvoort, he took 5th and 2nd place. At Valencia he scored a lowly 7th and 10th place to take 18 points out of the possible 60 which Jack Harvey took to lead the championship. A weekend at Silverstone saw him take 3rd place and a victory in the following race, his first that season. Hockenheim saw him take 11th and 6th place. A 4th and a podium position of 3rd enlightened his championship hopes but Robin Frijns was on a charge, scoring a podium position in every race bar 3, two he finished in 4th. A double retirement at Spa put an end to his championship dreams. An 8th and 6th at the season finale at Monza followed. He finished the season 4th with 227 points.

Sainz also competed in the UK Formula Renault Winter Cup, finishing 6th in the first race and retiring from the second race at Snetterton.

Formula Three

During the 2012 season, Sainz raced in both British and Euroseries Formula 3 championships. He won five races and finished nine times on the podium, scoring a pole position, in the British championship, finishing in sixth position. He just scored two podiums and two pole positions in the Euroseries championship, in the first venue, finishing in ninth position overall.

GP3

In 2013, Sainz signed with Arden to compete in the GP3 series. After a bad weekend in Barcelona, where he was penalised during the qualifying session, he finished in third position in the sprint race in Valencia, after a fifth position in the first race. Another bad weekend followed in Britain, although he finished in the points in both races in Germany.

Formula Renault 3.5

File:WsbR-Germany-2014-Race1-Carlos Sainz.jpg
Sainz competing for DAMS during the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season, at the Nürburgring. He took the fifth of seven victories during the 2014 season at the Nürburgring, en route to the championship title.

Sainz raced in Formula Renault 3.5 for the first time in 2013. However, because he was more focused on GP3 at the time he missed several races in his first season. In Monaco he was 6th was after a difficult start to his GP3 season. He had a double retirement in Spa. He missed the Moscow and Austria races but returned at Hungary to take 7th place in Race 1 but 22nd in race 2 after a few problems. In France, at the Circuit de Paul Ricard he had another double retirement. In the last race weekend of the year in Catulunya, he retired in race 1 but managed to score 6th place. He finished the season in 19th place with 22 points.

In 2014, he switched teams to DAMS. In the season opener at Monza he finished 18th in the first race but won the second. He left Monza with 25 points, beating his previous seasons score by 3 points. Another win at Aragon meant he doubled his score and in race 2, he finished in 4th. Another 4th place followed at the one race in Monaco. The weekend at Spa followed with another 2 wins. Moscow followed and he did not perform well. 14th and 6th meant that he only took 8 points from a possible 50. At the Nurburgring Gp Circuit, he won race 1 but in race 2, he retired. In Hungary, he was no match for Roberto Merhi who lead by half a minute from the rest of the field in the wet. Another 6th place followed in race 2. In France, he won and scored a total of 50 points to extend his championship lead over Merhi.

Formula One

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Sainz driving for Red Bull at the Young Driver Test at Silverstone in July 2013

Toro Rosso (2015–)

Sainz was announced to test with both Red Bull and Toro Rosso teams during the Young Drivers' test in Silverstone.[4] He will partner Max Verstappen at Toro Rosso, in 2015, following Daniil Kvyat's promotion to Red Bull.[1] Sainz selected 55 as his race number. He qualified inside the top ten for his début, at the Australian Grand Prix, and finished the race in ninth position.[5]

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Poles Wins F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2010 Formula BMW Europe EuroInternational 16 2 1 2 5 227 4th
Formula BMW Pacific 9 3 2 2 5 N/A NC†
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Epsilon Euskadi 4 0 0 0 1 N/A NC†
Tech 1 Racing
European F3 Open De Villota Motorsport 4 0 0 0 1 N/A NC†
Formula Renault UK Winter Series Koiranen Bros. Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 18 18th
2011 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Koiranen Motorsport 14 4 2 5 10 200 2nd
Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup 20 10 8 12 17 489 1st
Formula 3 Euro Series Signature 3 0 0 0 0 N/A NC†
Macau Grand Prix 3 0 0 0 0 N/A 17th
2012 British Formula Three Carlin 26 1 5 2 9 224 6th
Formula 3 Euro Series 24 2 0 0 2 112 9th
FIA European Formula 3 Championship 20 2 1 1 5 161 5th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 4th
Macau Grand Prix 3 0 0 0 0 N/A 7th
2013 GP3 Series MW Arden 16 1 0 2 2 66 10th
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Zeta Corse 9 0 0 1 0 22 19th
2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series DAMS 17 7 7 6 7 227 1st
2015 Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso 6 0 0 0 0 9* 12th*

* Season in progress.
As Sainz was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

Complete Formula 3 Euroseries results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 D.C. Points
2011 Signature Volkswagen LEC
1
LEC
2
LEC
3
HOC
1
HOC
2
HOC
3
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
ZAN
3
RBR
1
RBR
2
RBR
3
NOR
1
NOR
2
NOR
3
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
NÜR
3
SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
VAL
1
VAL
2
VAL
3
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

Ret
HOC
3

5
NC* N/A
2012 Carlin Volkswagen HOC
1

2
HOC
2

5
HOC
3

2
BRH
1

4
BRH
2

6
BRH
3

4
RBR
1

16†
RBR
2

7
RBR
3

5
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

25†
NOR
3

19
NÜR
1

7
NÜR
2

15
NÜR
3

10
ZAN
1

11
ZAN
2

9
ZAN
3

5
VAL
1

Ret
VAL
2

10
VAL
3

6
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

13
HOC
3

11
9th 112

* Sainz was a guest driver, ineligible for points. † Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete GP3 Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 D.C. Points
2013 MW Arden ESP
FEA

15
ESP
SPR

DSQ
VAL
FEA

5
VAL
SPR

3
GBR
FEA

13
GBR
SPR

13
GER
FEA

6
GER
SPR

5
HUN
FEA

5
HUN
SPR

2
BEL
FEA

Ret
BEL
SPR

13
ITA
FEA

9
ITA
SPR

9
ABU
FEA

DSQ
ABU
SPR

18
10th 66

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos. Points
2013 Zeta Corse MNZ
1
MNZ
2
ALC
1
ALC
2
MON
1

6
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

18†
MSC
1
MSC
2
RBR
1
RBR
2
HUN
1

7
HUN
2

22
LEC
1

16†
LEC
2

Ret
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

6
19th 22
2014 DAMS MNZ
1

18
MNZ
2

1
ALC
1

1
ALC
2

4
MON
1

4
SPA
1

1
SPA
2

1
MSC
1

14
MSC
2

6
NÜR
1

1
NÜR
2

Ret
HUN
1

4
HUN
2

6
LEC
1

1
LEC
2

1
JER
1

15
JER
2

11
1st 227

Did not finish, but was classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance.

Complete Formula One results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicates fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 WDC Points
2015 Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR10 Renault Energy F1‑2015 1.6 V6 t AUS
9
MAL
8
CHN
13
BHR
Ret
ESP
9
MON
10
CAN AUT GBR HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN RUS USA MEX BRA ABU 12th* 9*

* Season in progress.

References

  1. ^ a b c "Sainz to race for Scuderia Toro Rosso". Scuderia Toro Rosso (Scuderia Toro Rosso S.p.A). 28 November 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Weeks, James (3 November 2011). "Sainz Jr. joins Carlin for 2012". motorstv.com (Motors TV). Archived from the original on 2011-11-11. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  3. ^ a b https://www.driverdb.com/drivers/carlos-sainz-jr/ Career statistics at Driver Database
  4. ^ Collantine, Keith (3 September 2013). "Ricciardo deal sets 2014 driver market in motion". motorstv.com (F1Fanatic). Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Barretto, Lawrence (15 March 2015). "Lewis Hamilton beats Nico Rosberg to win". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 15 March 2015. 

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