|Driver, Scuderia Ferrari
|Position Last Year
Carlos Sainz Jr (born 1 September 1994) is a Spanish racing driver competing in Formula One for Scuderia Ferrari. He is the son of Carlos Sainz, a double World Rally Champion, and the nephew of rally driver Antonio Sainz.
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In 2012 Sainz raced in the British and European Formula 3 championships for Carlin. He raced for DAMS in the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 season, winning the title before moving to F1 with Toro Rosso.
Sainz moved to McLaren for the 2019 season while at the same time ending his contract with Red Bull Racing. At the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix, Sainz took his maiden Formula One podium finish in third.
Carlos Sainz joined Scuderia Ferrari in the 2021 season, partnering with Charles Leclerc and replacing Sebastian Vettel. He qualified and finished in 8th place at the Bahrain Grand Prix He then continued to qualify 11th at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix to finish in 5th place, catching up with his teammate, Charles Leclerc. He took his third career podium and first with Ferrari at the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix.
It is never easy living in the shadow of sporting giants, but Sainz has shown the drive and disposition to deal with it, and in 2022 he took his maiden F1 win with a victory at Silverstone.
Carlos Sainz’s mother is Reyes Vázquez de Castro/Monic Sainz, and his father is Carlos Sainz Sr. His father had become famous by winning many races and the World Rally Championship twice. Eventually, as Sainz got older, his father mentored him throughout his journey to get into F1 racing.
Carlos Sainz Jr is currently dating a fellow Spaniard, Isabel Hernáez. Isabel Hernáez, 27, is of Madrid descent and completed her bachelor’s degree in Bilingual Journalism. She is currently employed in the fashion sector as a publicity representative.prev View full list next