Carlos Sainz jr. info & statistics

Carlos Sainz Jr: His Wiki, Biography, Career Stats & Facts Profile
Name Carlos Sainz Jr.
Country Spain Spain
Place of Birth Madrid
Date of Birth Sep 1st 1994 - 26 years old
Season Entries 6
First Race 2015 Australian Grand Prix
Last Race 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Best Qualifying 3th - (2 times)
Best Result 2th - 2020 Italian Grand Prix
First Podium 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix
Last Podium 2020 Italian Grand Prix
Carlos Sainz races car number 55 for McLaren

Carlos Sainz Jr. F1 Stats

Race Entries 119
Race Starts 118
Race Wins 0
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 1 (0,8%)
Podiums 2 (1,7%)
Points Finishes 65 (54,6%)
Retirements 28 (23,5%)
Total Points 372
Total Laps 6.216

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Biography

 

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 latecomer 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 Renault 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 teammate Daniel Kvyat was outstanding. The Spanish driver scored 48 points while the Russian driver only scored 4 points at Toro Rosso.

Because underperforming 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 teammate Nico Hulkenberg a hard time at the moment he stepped in the RS17.

In the start of 2018, Renault thought they would be closer to the top 3 teams. Carlos was able to score 1 point in Melbourne but was hoping to do better than his teammate Hulkenberg who finished 7th in the championship with 69 points. Sainz scored a total of 53 points in 2018. His best result was 6th in the last race of the season at Abu Dhabi.

In 2019 he replaced the empty seat at McLaren, that was leftover by Fernando Alonso's F1 exit. His teammate will be the youngest McLaren driver ever: Lando Norris. The current season started with problems for the Spanish driver. He out-qualified Norris in the first three races but was not able to score points in that span.

On the 28th of April, Sainz scored his first points for McLaren at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, with a solid 7th place. That race started a streak of high-quality performances which helped the Spaniard to score points in eight of the last nine Grands Prix before the summer break, including two 5th places in a row in Germany and Hungary.

Carlos Sainz, McLaren MCL34, on a straight Brazilian GP F1/2019

Carlos Sainz, McLaren MCL34, on a straight Brazilian GP F1/2019

Sainz scored points in just three of the first seven races of the second half of 2019, he earned his first podium with an amazing drive during the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix. Sainz's car lost power during Q1 and he had to start the race from 20th of the grid. In the race, he spent the first half of the race making great overtaking manoeuvres.

Two late Safety Car periods and brave calls by the McLaren pit wall put Sainz in position to score a good amount of points. With the Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc out and the fight between Lewis Hamilton and Alex Albon, Sainz finished the race in fourth. Hamilton admitted responsibility in a crash which sent Albon to the back of the grid and was given a 5-second penalty after the race.

Sainz was promoted to third but was under investigation for illegal use of the DRS, however, he was not penalized and kept his third place. Sainz's first podium in 101 F1 starts was McLaren's first since the 2014 Australian Grand Prix.

He finished 2019 in sixth place in the WDC with 96 points, the best tally in his Formula 1 career. His sixth-place was the highest finish for a McLaren driver since Lewis Hamilton finished fourth in 2012.

The 2020 F1 season started slowly for Sainz, with reliability even preventing him from starting the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix. Still, the Spaniard scored the second podium of his career in the 2020 Italian Grand Prix, where he even had a big chance to take his first GP win.

Official website: https://carlossainz.es/

Helmets

 

Carlos Sainz jr. Helmets


Cars

 

Carlos Sainz F1 Cars


Seasons

 

Carlos Sainz Final Championship Results

201520162017201820192020
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Carlos Sainz F1 Seasons Summary

Year Team Engine GP 1st 2nd 3rd Pod Pole Laps FL Avg Pts Points
2020 United Kingdom McLaren Renault 16 0 1 0 1 0 882 1 6.56 105
2019 United Kingdom McLaren Renault 21 0 0 1 1 0 1133 0 4.57 96
2018 France Renault Renault 21 0 0 0 0 0 1197 0 2.52 53
2017 France Renault
Italy Toro Rosso
Renault
Ferrari
20 0 0 0 0 0 883 0 2.70 54
2016 Italy Toro Rosso Ferrari 21 0 0 0 0 0 1163 0 2.19 46
2015 Italy Toro Rosso Renault 19 0 0 0 0 0 958 0 0.95 18

Races

 

Carlos Sainz F1 GP Race Classifications

2th1 Time
3th1 Time
4th2 Times
5th8 Times
6th12 Times
7th9 Times
8th14 Times
9th10 Times
10th8 Times
11th7 Times
12th6 Times
13th5 Times
14th4 Times
15th1 Time
16th1 Time
17th2 Times
19th1 Time
DNF26 Times
DNS1 Time

 

Carlos Sainz F1 GP Race Results

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
119 2020 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 6 6 8
118 2020 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 8 4 12
117 2020 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 15 5 10
116 2020 2020 Turkish Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 16 5 10
115 2020 2020 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 10 7 6
114 2020 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 7 6 8
113 2020 2020 Eifel Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 10 5 10
112 2020 2020 Russian Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 6 DNF Crashed 0
111 2020 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 9 DNF Crashed 0
110 2020 2020 Italian Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 3 2 18
109 2020 2020 Belgian Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 7 DNS Engine 0
108 2020 2020 Spanish Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 7 6 8
107 2020 2020 70th Anniversary GP 55 McLaren Renault 12 13 0
106 2020 2020 British Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 7 13 0
105 2020 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 9 9 2
104 2020 2020 Styrian Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 3 9 3
103 2020 2020 Austrian Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 8 5 10
102 2019 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 8 10 1
101 2019 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 20 3 15
100 2019 2019 USA Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 7 8 4
99 2019 2019 Mexican Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 7 13 0
98 2019 2019 Japanese Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 7 5 10
97 2019 2019 Russian Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 5 6 8
96 2019 2019 Singapore Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 7 12 0
95 2019 2019 Italian Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 7 DNF Wheel nut 0
94 2019 2019 Belgian Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 16 DNF Technical 0
93 2019 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 8 5 10
92 2019 2019 German Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 7 5 10
91 2019 2019 British Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 13 6 8
90 2019 2019 Austrian Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 19 8 4
89 2019 2019 French Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 6 6 8
88 2019 2019 Canadian Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 11 11 0
87 2019 2019 Monaco Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 9 6 8
86 2019 2019 Spanish Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 12 8 4
85 2019 2019 Azerbijan Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 9 7 6
84 2019 2019 Chinese Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 14 14 0
83 2019 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 7 19 Technical 0
82 2019 2019 Australian Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 18 DNF MGU-K 0
81 2018 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 55 Renault Renault 11 6 8
80 2018 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix 55 Renault Renault 15 12 0
79 2018 2018 Mexican Grand Prix 55 Renault Renault 8 DNF Battery 0
78 2018 2018 USA Grand Prix 55 Renault Renault 11 7 6
77 2018 2018 Japanese Grand Prix 55 Renault Renault 13 10 1
76 2018 2018 Russian Grand Prix 55 Renault Renault 11 17 0
75 2018 2018 Singapore Grand Prix 55 Renault Renault 12 8 4
74 2018 2018 Italian Grand Prix 55 Renault Renault 7 8 4
73 2018 2018 Belgian Grand Prix 55 Renault Renault 19 11 0
72 2018 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix 55 Renault Renault 7 9 2
71 2018 2018 German Grand Prix 55 Renault Renault 8 12 0
70 2018 2018 British Grand Prix 55 Renault Renault 16 DNF Collision with Grosjean 0
69 2018 2018 Austrian Grand Prix 55 Renault Renault 9 12 0
68 2018 2018 French Grand Prix 55 Renault Renault 7 8 4
67 2018 2018 Canadian Grand Prix 55 Renault Renault 9 8 4
66 2018 2018 Monaco Grand Prix 55 Renault Renault 8 10 1
65 2018 2018 Spanish Grand Prix 55 Renault Renault 9 7 6
64 2018 2018 Azerbijan Grand Prix 55 Renault Renault 9 5 10
63 2018 2018 Chinese Grand Prix 55 Renault Renault 9 9 2
62 2018 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix 55 Renault Renault 10 11 0
61 2018 2018 Australian Grand Prix 55 Renault Renault 9 10 1
60 2017 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 55 Renault Renault 12 DNF Wheelnut 0
59 2017 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix 55 Renault Renault 8 11 0
58 2017 2017 Mexican Grand Prix 55 Renault Renault 8 DNF Steering 0
57 2017 2017 USA Grand Prix 55 Renault Renault 7 7 6
56 2017 2017 Japanese Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 19 DNF Spun off 0
55 2017 2017 Singapore Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 10 4 12
54 2017 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 14 DNF Power unit 0
53 2017 2017 Italian Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 15 14 0
52 2017 2017 Belgian Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 13 10 1
51 2017 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 9 7 6
50 2017 2017 British Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 13 DNF Collision with Kvyat 0
49 2017 2017 Austrian Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 10 DNF Engine 0
48 2017 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 15 8 4
47 2017 2017 Canadian Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 13 DNF Collision 0
46 2017 2017 Monaco Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 6 6 8
45 2017 2017 Spanish Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 12 7 6
44 2017 2017 Russian Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 14 10 1
43 2017 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 16 DNF Collision 0
42 2017 2017 Chinese Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 11 7 6
41 2017 2017 Australian Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 8 8 4
40 2016 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 21 DNF Collision damage 0
39 2016 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 15 6 8
38 2016 2016 Mexican Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 10 16 0
37 2016 2016 USA Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 10 6 8
36 2016 2016 Japanese Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 14 17 0
35 2016 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 16 11 0
34 2016 2016 Singapore Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 6 14 0
33 2016 2016 Italian Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 15 15 0
32 2016 2016 Belgian Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 14 DNF Puncture 0
31 2016 2016 German Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 13 14 0
30 2016 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 6 8 4
29 2016 2016 British Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 7 8 4
28 2016 2016 Austrian Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 15 8 4
27 2016 2016 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 18 DNF Suspension 0
26 2016 2016 Canadian Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 15 9 2
25 2016 2016 Monaco Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 6 8 4
24 2016 2016 Spanish Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 8 6 8
23 2016 2016 Russian Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 11 12 0
22 2016 2016 Chinese Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 8 9 2
21 2016 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 11 DNF Damaged floor 0
20 2016 2016 Australian Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Ferrari 7 9 2
19 2015 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Renault 10 11 0
18 2015 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Renault 19 DNF Power unit 0
17 2015 2015 Mexican Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Renault 11 13 0
16 2015 2015 USA Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Renault 20 7 6
15 2015 2015 Russian Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Renault 20 DNF Brake failure 0
14 2015 2015 Japanese Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Renault 12 10 1
13 2015 2015 Singapore Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Renault 14 9 2
12 2015 2015 Italian Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Renault 17 11 0
11 2015 2015 Belgian Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Renault 10 DNF Power unit 0
10 2015 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Renault 12 DNF Fuel pressure 0
9 2015 2015 British Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Renault 8 DNF Electrical 0
8 2015 2015 Austrian Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Renault 12 DNF Electrical 0
7 2015 2015 Canadian Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Renault 11 12 0
6 2015 2015 Monaco Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Renault 20 10 1
5 2015 2015 Spanish Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Renault 9 9 2
4 2015 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Renault 9 DNF Wheel 0
3 2015 2015 Chinese Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Renault 14 13 0
2 2015 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Renault 15 8 4
1 2015 2015 Australian Grand Prix 55 Toro Rosso Renault 8 9 2

Podiums

 

Carlos Sainz F1 Podium Finishes

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
2 2020 2020 Italian Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 3 2 18
1 2019 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix 55 McLaren Renault 20 3 15

Poles

 

Carlos Sainz F1 Pole Positions

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts

Comparison

 

Carlos Sainz Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
2015Toro RossoMax Verstappen7418490000811910
2016Toro RossoDaniil Kvyat69364000012395
Max Verstappen9641300002213
2017RenaultNico Hülkenberg766900002213
Toro RossoDaniil Kvyat4948400009577
Pierre Gasly19130000000211
2018RenaultNico Hülkenberg55536900001110912
2019McLarenLando Norris36964900001381011
2020McLarenLando Norris231059700008989

News

 

Latest Carlos Sainz News



Giovinazzi was gutted to hear his Ferrari chance was lost

Jan.20 - Antonio Giovinazzi has admitted he didn't take news of Carlos Sainz's Ferrari seat for 2021 "all that well". The 27-year-old has been retained by Alfa Romeo and remains a..

January 20, 2021 with 0 Comments

Binotto has 'no regrets' about not signing Hamilton

Jan.14 - Ferrari has no "regret" after failing to make a serious bid to snap up Lewis Hamilton for 2021. That is the claim of the Maranello team's boss Mattia Binotto, as reports..

January 14, 2021 with 1 Comment

Sainz heads to Italy for his first Ferrari test

Jan.13 - Carlos Sainz is en route to Maranello, where he is tipped to get his first taste of life at the wheel of a Ferrari with a test in the 2019 car. The Spaniard told his fans..

January 13, 2021 with 0 Comments

Sainz's father not worried about Leclerc pairing

Jan.12 - Carlos Sainz's famous father is not worried his son will clash with Charles Leclerc at Ferrari this year. Sainz jr is moving from McLaren to Ferrari for 2021 to replace..

January 12, 2021 with 0 Comments

Sainz hasn't got any doubts about his move to Ferrari

Jan.11 - Most drivers in Formula 1 would have jumped at the opportunity to sign for Ferrari, according to Carlos Sainz. Given the Maranello team's performance slump in 2020, many..

January 11, 2021 with 0 Comments

Sainz eyes longer than two-year Ferrari stay

Dec.22 - Carlos Sainz admits he hopes to stay at Ferrari for longer than the duration of his initial two-year contract. "Our common goal is for these two years to be successful,"..

December 22, 2020 with 0 Comments

McLaren Unboxed | Three is a Magic Number | #AbuDhabiGP

While the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix isn't going to go down as a thriller for anyone watching at home, it was the most tense and emotional experience we’ve had in quite a

December 18, 2020 with 0 Comments

McLaren selling one third of team for $245m

Dec.13 - McLaren is reportedly selling 33 percent of its famous Formula 1 team for some $245 million. The team has declined to comment, but Sky News' highly respected City editor..

December 13, 2020 with 0 Comments

Sainz thinks there is no logic behind young drivers test

Dec.11 - There is "no logic" to the FIA's decision to allow some experienced drivers to test after the Abu Dhabi finale but not others. That is the view of both Carlos Sainz and..

December 11, 2020 with 2 Comments

FIA says no to 'young driver' test for Vettel & Sainz

Dec.10 - Current Formula 1 drivers have been told by the FIA that they are not eligible to do the 'young driver test' in Abu Dhabi after this weekend's 2020 finale. The issue..

December 10, 2020 with 0 Comments

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