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2025 AUSTRALIA ETG Licensee POS Standard RGB 13-16 March


Carlos Sainz

  • Team Ferrari
  • Nation Spain
  • Date of birth 01/09/1994
  • Place of birth Madrid, Spain
  • Debut Australia, 2015 (Toro Rosso)
Consider this numerical sequence: 6-6-5-5-7. They’re Carlos Sainz’s championship finishing positions over the past five seasons, a time when he’s been experienced enough to capitalise on his machinery while young enough to be in the sweetest spot of his career. It paints a picture of a decent driver, except that the Spaniard sometimes shows he’s way better than that.
Carlos Sainz
Australian Grand Prix Stats
Races: 7
Best Qualifying: 5th (2023)
Best race result: 8th (2017)
Podiums: 0
Points Finishes: 4

Monza last year – and the inevitability of Max Verstappen usurping Sainz for the lead – was made all the more thrilling by Sainz juggling the boundaries of acceptable aggression with a calm, cerebral approach.

It was a drive that deserved more than third, and it felt right that he was the one to deny Red Bull a season sweep in Singapore, where his smarts and speed sparkled under the lights. With the clock ticking on his Ferrari tenure, 2024 for Sainz is about putting himself in the shop window for what’s next.