- Team Ferrari
- Nation Spain
- Date of birth 01/09/1994
- Place of birth Madrid, Spain
- Debut Australia, 2015 (Toro Rosso)
|Australian Grand Prix Stats|
|Best qualifying:||7th (2016)|
|Best race result:||8th (2017)|
Sainz has shown signs of stepping up when the stakes are raised. Two years at McLaren in a harmonious partnership with Lando Norris saw Ferrari come calling when it replaced Sebastian Vettel, and it was Sainz who edged highly-rated teammate Charles Leclerc in their first season together in red.
The Spaniard won’t wow you with one-lap pace like Leclerc, but he rarely doesn’t see the chequered flag, and is often nibbling at the fringes of the podium when he does. It's not an overreach to suggest there's more on the horizon.