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Carlos Sainz Jr information & statistics

NameCarlos Sainz Jr.
CountrySpain Spain
Place of BirthMadrid
Date of BirthSep 1st 1994 - 22 years old
First RaceMar 15th 2015 Australian F1 GP result
Last RaceApr 16th 2017 Bahrain F1 GP result
Best Qualifying6 - (3 times)
Best Result6 - (3 times)

Carlos Sainz races car number 55 for Scuderia Toro Rosso

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Carlos Sainz Jr. Biography

Carlos Sainz Jr

Carlos Sainz Jr

As the son of a former World Rally Champion who shares his name, Carlos Sainz has a racing pedigree that matched his first team-mate Max Verstappen, son of Jos Verstappen.

Sainz and Verstappen did some a battle at Toro Rosso in 2015, in what is one of the most fascinating sub-plots to an intriguing season.

Sainz is a late comer to the grid, as he wasn’t expected to be racing in Formula 1 in 2015.

Sebastian Vettel’s move to Ferrari freed up some room at Red Bull and the management picked Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat.

Carlos Sainz driving the (55) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11 Ferrari 060/5 turbo locks a wheel under braking on track during practice for the 2016 Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang Circuit

Carlos Sainz, Toro Rosso STR11 locks a wheel 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix

However, Sainz should not be taken lightly. His junior career is impressive and it is clear he has raw speed and potential. But the 20-year-old has been fast tracked into motorsport’s top division after just a solitary season in GP3 and a Formula Renault 3.5 championship last season.

Toro Rosso are were confident that Sainz would be a success, and both they and Red Bull were impressed with how he has performed in testing events. That’s no substitute for the real thing though, and Sainz will be scrutinised from the start.

2016 was a good season for Carlos he scored 46 points and finished 6th as best result in 3 races. If it wasn't for Max Verstappen he certainly would have replaced Daniil Kvyat instead of Max. The Toro Rosso STR11 was a very good chassis, except the 2015 Ferrari power unit was up tp the job.

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Carlos Sainz Jr. F1 Championship Results

YearTeamEngineRaces1st2nd3rdPodiumsPolesLapsFastestAvg PtsPoints
2017 Italy Toro Rosso Ferrari30000012403.3310
2016 Italy Toro Rosso Ferrari2100000116302.1946
2015 Italy Toro Rosso Renault190000097000.9518



Carlos Sainz Jr. F1 GP Race Results

4320172017 Bahrain F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari16Rettechnical0
4220172017 Chinese F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari1176
4120172017 Australian F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari884
4020162016 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari21RetGearbox0
3920162016 Brazilian F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari1568
3820162016 Mexican F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari10160
3720162016 US F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari1068
3620162016 Japanese F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari14170
3520162016 Malaysian F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari16110
3420162016 Singapore F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari6140
3320162016 Italian F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari15150
3220162016 Belgian F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari14RetPuncture0
3120162016 German F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari13140
3020162016 Hungarian F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari684
2920162016 British F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari784
2820162016 Austrian F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari1584
2720162016 European F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari18Ret0
2620162016 Canadian F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari1592
2520162016 Monaco F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari684
2420162016 Spanish F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari868
2320162016 Russian F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari11120
2220162016 Chinese F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari892
2120162016 Bahrain F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari11RetDamaged floor0
2020162016 Australian F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari792
1920152015 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result55Toro RossoRenault10110
1820152015 Brazilian F1 GP result55Toro RossoRenault19RetPower unit0
1720152015 Mexican F1 GP result55Toro RossoRenault11130
1620152015 US F1 GP result55Toro RossoRenault2076
1520152015 Russian F1 GP result55Toro RossoRenault20RetBrake failure0
1420152015 Japanese F1 GP result55Toro RossoRenault12101
1320152015 Singapore F1 GP result55Toro RossoRenault1492
1220152015 Italian F1 GP result55Toro RossoRenault17110
1120152015 Belgian F1 GP result55Toro RossoRenault10Rettechnical0
1020152015 Hungarian F1 GP result55Toro RossoRenault12RetPower unit0
920152015 British F1 GP result55Toro RossoRenault8140
820152015 Austrian F1 GP result55Toro RossoRenault12RetEngine0
720152015 Canadian F1 GP result55Toro RossoRenault11120
620152015 Monaco F1 GP result55Toro RossoRenault20101
520152015 Spanish F1 GP result55Toro RossoRenault992
420152015 Bahrain F1 GP result55Toro RossoRenault9190
320152015 Chinese F1 GP result55Toro RossoRenault14140
220152015 Malaysian F1 GP result55Toro RossoRenault1584
120152015 Australian F1 GP result55Toro RossoRenault892



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Carlos Sainz Jr. F1 Pole Positions


Teammate Comparison


Carlos Sainz Jr. Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
2015Toro RossoMax Verstappen7418490000811910
2016Toro RossoDaniil Kvyat69364000012395
Max Verstappen9641300002213
2017Toro RossoDaniil Kvyat7910200002112



Latest Carlos Sainz News

Kvyat admits 'not friends' with Sainz

Apr.26 - Daniil Kvyat has admitted he is not friends with his Toro Rosso teammate Carlos Sainz. As ever at the junior Red Bull team, the pressure on the drivers is high. While..

April 26, 2017 with 0 Comments.

Horner: Red Bull not letting Sainz go

Apr.19 - Christian Horner says Red Bull does not intend to release Carlos Sainz from his contract. Last year, the impressive Toro Rosso driver was linked with a move to Renault,..

April 19, 2017 with 0 Comments.

Sainz eyes 'top three teams' for future

Apr.16 - Carlos Sainz has hinted he would like to drive for one of the three top teams in 2018. The Spaniard was linked strongly with a move to Renault for this year, but Red Bull..

April 16, 2017 with 0 Comments.

Bahrain GP: Carlos Sainz 360 hotlap by Toro Rosso

Carlos Sainz takes you around the Bahrain International Circuit, have a 360 look together with Scuderia Toro Rosso driver! The strip of tarmac runs for 5.4 kilometres and in the..

April 11, 2017 with 0 Comments.

Shanghai clouds threaten China GP

Apr.8 - A cloud is literally hanging over this weekend's Chinese grand prix. On Friday, precious little track action took place because rain, mist and smog made it impossible for..

April 8, 2017 with 0 Comments.

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