Carlos Sainz bows before Max Verstappen

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Carlos Sainz’s words.

Carlos Sainz sportingly congratulated Max Verstappen on winning his second world title mathematically well in advance.

“It’s not like I have to say he deserves it, the numbers speak for themselves. Throughout the season he has been very solid and has made no mistakes. He was the best and he won. He and his team worked great, immediately putting aside the disappointment of the problems in the first GPs. They focused very well on the development of the car and reaped the rewards,” he told F1’s official website.

Carlos Sainz Jr., was born in Madrid on Sept. 1, 1994. He is the son of driver Carlos Sainz, a two-time world rally champion and three-time winner of the Dakar Rally. Despite his father’s successes on dirt roads, Carlos immediately opted for Formula 1, making his debut in 2015 driving a Toro Rosso. After two seasons with the current AlphaTauri, one in Renault and one in McLaren, Sainz officially became a Ferrari driver in 2021. In the colors of the Maranello-based stable, the Spaniard took the first career pole position at Silverstone on July 2, 2022, and the following day he scored the first victory of his Formula 1 career, at the end of a race masterfully conducted in adverse weather conditions. With his success in Britain, Sainz became the second Spanish driver to win a GP in F1, after only Fernando Alonso.

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