Carlos Sainz Jr is a Spanish formula one driver and son of Carloz Sainz, the legendary world rally champion. Sainz Jr made with debut with the Toro Rosso F1 team in 2015 along side Max Verstappen. He is currently racing for the Renault F1 team partnering Nico Hulkenberg as his team mate. He made his switch to Renault mid season in 2017.
Carlos Sainz is the son of rally driver Carlos Sainz Sr who started his career Karting and won the championship for the Asia KF3 Championship and was runner up in the European cup in 2009.
He was called upon to race in Formula BMW European series in 2010 and was taken onboard the Red Bull drivers academy He finished the race second on his debut where he was guest driving and his points couldn't be counted. He finished 4th in his debut season of Formula BMW.
He joined the Formula 3 in 2012 where he started off on not a good note but had two podiums and a handful of pole positions. He managed to finish ninth position overall. He then moved to Arden in 2013 in the GP3 co-owned by Christian Horner. Midway through 2013, Sainz moved to Renault 3.5 where he didn't have the best season yet again. He switched teams at the end of the season to DAMS and lead the overall championship during the 2014 season.
Carlos being a part of the Red Bull Drivers academy test drove for Red Bull as he was a part of the Red Bull Racing Academy and was entitled to a seat in one of their teams or subsidiaries when the time was right and as planned was given a seat at Toro Rosso in the 2015 season to replace Daniil Kvyat who got promoted to Red Bull Racing which didn't prove that great of a start for the Spanish driver and ended up clenching the 19th place to end the season.
The 2016 season proved out to be better than his previous season in which he finished 12th in the overall drivers championship. Sainz then left STR for Renault in 2017 where his progress went up higher as the season passed. He ended the season in the 9th position alongside his new teammate Nico Hulkenberg who finished just a place behind Carlos in 10th.
Carlos is currently placed in the 9th position in the overall drivers championship with a season best of 5th at the European GP at Azerbaijan.