Carlos Sainz information & statistics

NameCarlos Sainz Jr.
CountrySpain Spain
Place of BirthMadrid
Date of BirthSep 1st 1994 - 23 years old
First RaceMar 15th 2015 Australian F1 GP result
Last RaceNov 26th 2017 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result
Best Qualifying6th - (4 times)
Best Result4th - Sep 17th 2017 Singapore F1 GP result

Carlos Sainz races car number 55 for Renault

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Carlos Sainz 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 wasn't up to the job to show their real speed.

Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Renault Sport F1 Team. United States Grand Prix, Thursday 19th October 2017. Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, USA.

Carlos Sainz Jr as Reault driver

In the 2017 season Sainz showed his skill with the Renault powered Toro Rosso STR12. The car was compared to the grid about as fast as last years STR11. But his performance compared to his team mate Daniel Kvyat was outstanding. The Spanish driver scored 48 points while the Russian driver only scored 4 points at Toro Rosso.

Because underperformring Renault driver Jolyon Palmer had to leave and McLaren wanted to get rid of their Honda engine nightmare, Carlos got an opportunity to switch from Toro Rosso to factory team Renault. He was allowed to race the last four races for Renault and was giving his new team mate Nico Hulkenberg a hard time at the moment he stepped in the RS17.


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Carlos Sainz F1 Championship Season Results



Carlos Sainz F1 Championships Summary

YearTeamEngineRaces1st2nd3rdPodiumsPolesLapsFastestAvg PtsPoints
2017 France Renault
Italy Toro Rosso
2016 Italy Toro Rosso Ferrari2100000116302.1946
2015 Italy Toro Rosso Renault190000097000.9518



Carlos Sainz F1 GP Race Classifications

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14th5 Times
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19th1 Time
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Carlos Sainz F1 GP Race Results

6020172017 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result55RenaultRenault12Retwheelnut0
5920172017 Brazilian F1 GP result55RenaultRenault8110
5820172017 Mexican F1 GP result55RenaultRenault8Rettechnical0
5720172017 US F1 GP result55RenaultRenault776
5620172017 Japanese F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari19Retspun off0
5520172017 Singapore F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari10412
5420172017 Malaysian F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari14Retpower unit0
5320172017 Italian F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari15140
5220172017 Belgian F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari13101
5120172017 Hungarian F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari976
5020172017 British F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari13RetCollision with Kvyat0
4920172017 Austrian F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari10Ret0
4820172017 Azerbaijan F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari1584
4720172017 Canadian F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari13RetCollision0
4620172017 Monaco F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari668
4520172017 Spanish F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari1276
4420172017 Russian F1 GP result55Toro RossoFerrari14101
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 Azerbaijan 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



Carlos Sainz F1 Podium Finishes




Carlos Sainz F1 Pole Positions


Teammate Comparison


Carlos Sainz Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
2015Toro RossoMax Verstappen7418490000811910
2016Toro RossoDaniil Kvyat69364000012395
Max Verstappen9641300002213
2017RenaultNico Hülkenberg766900002213
Toro RossoDaniil Kvyat4948400009577
Pierre Gasly19130000000211



Latest Carlos Sainz News

Hulkenberg welcomes Sainz challenge

Dec.11 - Nico Hulkenberg says he is happy rather than worried now that Carlos Sainz is his teammate at Renault. This year, German Hulkenberg was teamed up at the French team with..

December 11, 2017 with 0 Comments.

Sainz hopes Kvyat returns to F1

Nov.25 - Carlos Sainz says he hopes Toro Rosso refugee Daniil Kvyat finds a new home in F1. Having scaled to the height of Red Bull's driver programme, Russian Kvyat has been..

November 25, 2017 with 0 Comments.

Sainz fends off 2019 Red Bull switch rumours

Nov.9 - Carlos Sainz has batted away rumours his stay at Renault could be fleeting. The Spaniard has moved from the Red Bull family to the works Renault team, as part of the..

November 9, 2017 with 0 Comments.

Fittipaldi: Alonso can win 2018 title

Nov.1 - F1 legend Emerson Fittipaldi thinks Fernando Alonso could have a title-winning car on his hands next year. The once-great British team is switching from Honda to Renault..

November 1, 2017 with 1 Comment.

Tost & Sainz tip Kvyat to rebuild F1 career

Oct.29 - Franz Tost and Carlos Sainz have tipped Daniil Kvyat to bounce back from his axe from the Red Bull programme. The young Russian quickly scaled the peak of the energy..

October 29, 2017 with 0 Comments.

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