Carlos Sainz Jr

Carlos Sainz Jr
Full Name: 
Carlos Sainz Vázquez de Castro
Birth Date: 
31 August, 1994
Birth Place: 
Madrid, Spain
Driver Status: 

Carlos Sainz Jr Biography

After graduating from karting, Sainz Jr debuted in single-seater racing in Formula BMW European series, finishing fourth in the drivers’ standings.

The son of two-time World Rally Champion, Carlos Sainz Snr, quickly progressed through the ranks by winning the 2011 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC and was runner-up in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 championships in the
same season.

2012 saw Sainz Jr switch to Carlin and compete in the British and Euro Formula series and his performances caught the eye of Arden Motorsport who signed the Spaniard for the 2013 GP3 series. Sainz enjoyed one season in GP3 alongside his Euro F3 commitments.

2014 marked his third season in Euro F3 and Sainz was crowned champion with seven race wins to his name. Sainz landed a test session with both Red Bull and Toro Rosso at Silverstone and the driver was confirmed for the 2015 season with Toro Rosso. The Spaniard will team-mate 17-year-old Max Verstappen in an all-new driver line up.