In July 2010, Sainz climbed to the top of the podium for the first time, at Silverstone

The Madrid player has a total of 29 victories and 62 podiums in 270 races

Carlos Sainz celebrates this month ten years of his first victory in single-seaters, after that month of July 2010 at the Silverstone circuit, the same stage where he will compete this weekend with Formula 1.

The Spanish pilot has participated in his 25 years in 270 single-seater races after graduating from the karting between the F3 European Open, the Formula Renault Winter Cup, Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup, Formula BMW Pacifica, Formula BMW European, F3 Euro Series, Formula Renault 2.0 NEC, European F3, Formula Renault 3.5 World Series, GP3 … and Formula 1.

Sainz made the leap from karting to formulas in 2010 and between that season and 2014 – before graduating from Formula 1 – the Spaniard achieved 29 victories, 61 podiums, 30 Poles and 26 fastest laps.

The first of those victories came in the middle of July on the Silverstone circuit, in the European Formula BMW category. Sainz clinched the Poles for both races over the weekend, and in the second he won with a fast lap included.

Sainz was fourth in that season but champion of the rookie ‘cup’ before making the jump to Formula Renault 2.0 NEC and winning the contest the following year with 11 wins in that calendar year in total.

After seven other victories in total between 2012 and 2013, the seven most important victories for Sainz came in 2014, when he was proclaimed Formula Renault 3.5 World Series champion, in a title that was necessary to make the leap to F1 with Toro Rosso in 2015.

Since then, after three years at Toro Rosso, one at Renault and on his way to McLaren’s second – pending at least two more at Ferrari until the end of 2022 after contract stipulations – Sainz has never owned the car. or the chance to win races, although he did add a podium at the 2019 Brazilian GP and a quick lap at the 2020 Styrian GP.

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