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Carlos Sainz Jr.
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Sainz in 2021
BornCarlos Sainz Vázquez de Castro
(1994-09-01) 1 September 1994 (age 27)
Madrid, Spain
Formula One World Championship career
NationalitySpain Spanish
2022 teamFerrari[1]
Car number55
Entries147 (145 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums9
Career points589.5
Pole positions0
Fastest laps1
First entry2015 Australian Grand Prix
Last entry2022 Spanish Grand Prix
2021 position5th (164.5 pts)
Signature
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WebsiteOfficial website
Previous series
201314
2013
2012
2012
2011
201011
2010
2010
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
GP3 Series
FIA European F3 Championship
British Formula 3
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula BMW Europe
Formula BMW Pacific
Championship titles
2014
2011
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC

Carlos Sainz Vázquez de Castro (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkaɾlos ˈsajnθ ˈβaθkeθ ðe ˈkastɾo] (listen); born 1 September 1994), otherwise known as Carlos Sainz Jr. or simply Carlos Sainz[a], is a Spanish racing driver currently competing in Formula One for Scuderia Ferrari. He is the son of Carlos Sainz, a double World Rally Champion, and the nephew of rally driver Antonio Sainz.[3][4][5][6]

In 2012, Sainz raced in the British and European Formula 3 championships for Carlin.[7] He raced for DAMS in the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 season, winning the championship before moving to F1 with Toro Rosso.[8] Sainz moved to McLaren for the 2019 season, while at the same time ending his contract with Red Bull Racing. At the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Sainz took his maiden Formula One podium finish with third. Sainz moved to Ferrari at the end of the 2020 season.

Career

Karting

Born in Madrid, Sainz began his career in karting. In 2008 he won the Asia-Pacific KF3 title, as well as finishing runner-up in the Spanish Championship.[9] In 2009 he won the prestigious Junior Monaco Kart Cup, and was runner-up in the European KF3 Championship.[9]

Formula BMW

Sainz during Race 1 of the 2010 Formula BMW Pacific season at Sepang International Circuit

Sainz raced in Formula BMW Europe in 2010 with the EuroInternational team. He was also part of the Red Bull Junior Team programme. He made his Formula BMW debut during a guest drive in the Formula BMW Pacific series at Sepang. Because he was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points, however, his first races in Malaysia went very well, as he managed to get second place at the opening race. That impressive debut was followed by a 4th place. On the following race day, he retired in the first race but won the second race. It was this impressive start that got him a place at the Red Bull Junior Team. Helmut Marko applauded Sainz and his strong start in motor racing. He finished 7th in the following race but again exceeded expectations[opinion] by winning again. He missed the next races in China but came back to Singapore. He finished 6th in the first race and 2nd in the second race. He missed the Japanese races but returned to the season finale in Macau to win. Overall, in 9 races he achieved 3 pole positions, 2 wins, and 2 fastest laps.

In Formula BMW Europe, he started his career with a podium position of 3rd and 6th place at the Circuit de Catalunya. At Zandvoort, he took 5th and 2nd place. At Valencia, he scored 7th and 10th place. A weekend at Silverstone saw him take 3rd place and a victory in the following race, his first that season. Hockenheim saw him take 11th and 6th place. A 4th and a podium position of 3rd enlightened his championship hopes but Robin Frijns was on a charge, scoring a podium position in every race but 3, two he finished in 4th. A double retirement at Spa put an end to his championship dreams. An 8th and 6th at the season finale at Monza followed. He finished the season 4th with 227 points.

Sainz also competed in the UK Formula Renault Winter Cup, finishing 6th in the first race and retiring from the second race at Snetterton.

Formula Three

During the 2012 season, Sainz raced in both British and Euro Series Formula 3 championships. Racing for Carlin, he won four races, finished nine times on the podium, as well as scoring a pole position in the British championship, finishing sixth overall in the final championship standings. He scored two podiums and two pole positions in the Euro Series championship, finishing in ninth position overall.

GP3

Sainz competing for MW Arden during the 2013 GP3 Series, at Spa-Francorchamps
Sainz competing for MW Arden during the 2013 GP3 Series, at Spa-Francorchamps

In 2013, Sainz signed with Arden to compete in the GP3 series. Most Red Bull Racing Juniors race for Arden as it is co-owned by Red Bull boss Christian Horner and driver Mark Webber. His first race weekend in the series did not go as expected. During the first qualifying session of the year, he managed to qualify in 5th place and was only 5 tenths off pole sitter Kevin Korjus. However, he, as well as Alex Fontana and Patrick Kujala, were penalised 10 places for ignoring yellow flags during free practice. During the beginning of race one, Sainz managed to get up to 13th place by passing Alex Fontana and Jimmy Eriksson off the start. By the start of lap 3, he was already 13 seconds behind the leader, however, this was due to him being stuck in traffic. Sainz had made it up to 8th place with his teammate Daniil Kvyat until both cars lacked grip. Because they were both pushing to get into the top ten for points, neither driver decided to manage their Pirelli tryes and so by the end of the race, Kvyat was 20th and Sainz managed to get 15th place and so effectively he never gained or lost any positions. However, worryingly for him, he finished 51 seconds off first placed man Tio Ellinas. Sainz started in 15th place for race 2 on Sunday morning. At the end of lap 1, he managed to gain 6 places to find himself in 9th place. As they approached lap 2, the safety car was deployed due to an accident behind, giving Sainz time to save his tyres. With 5 laps remaining, Sainz was up to 8th place. During the next lap, he managed to put a move on Jack Harvey's ART car to move up into 7th place. Sainz eventually would finish in 7th place. However, post race investigating revealed the Sainz's car was underweight, and so he was disqualified from the final results from race 2, thus scoring no points during what was a difficult weekend for not only Sainz but for his teammate, Kvyat, who retired during the race due to contact with another driver.

In Valencia, Sainz began, and finished, the race in 8th place. In race 2, he started in 4th place and managed to get up into 3rd place by the end of lap 1. He remained in that position, scoring a podium for the first time in GP3. Before the weekend, Sainz had not tallied any championship points. By the time the weekend was over, Sainz had managed to obtain 24 world championship points, 4 for fastest laps in both races. He was now in 6th place in the championship and was looking healthy in the title fight.

It was another bad weekend for Sainz at Silverstone, as in both races he got poor results. During the first race, Sainz was squeezed off track, falling to 9th place. By mid distance, it was all looking good and it looked even better when he managed to overtake Lewis Williamson to get into 8th place. Williamson then moved alongside Sainz to try and overtake but Sainz kept moving over towards him until there was contact. Williamson was sent into a spin whilst Sainz continued to circulate round the track. Due to the damage to his car, Sainz fell down the order until he crossed the finish line in 13th place. In race 2, he finished where he started, in 13th place.

Formula Renault 3.5

Sainz competing for DAMS during the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series, at the Nürburgring. He took the fifth of seven victories during the 2014 season at the Nürburgring, en route to the championship title.
Sainz competing for DAMS during the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series, at the Nürburgring. He took the fifth of seven victories during the 2014 season at the Nürburgring, en route to the championship title.

Sainz raced in Formula Renault 3.5 for the first time in 2013. However, because he was more focused on GP3 at the time he missed several races in his first season. In Monaco he was 6th was after a difficult start to his GP3 season. He had a double retirement in Spa. He missed the Moscow and Austria races but returned to Hungary to take 7th place in Race 1 but 22nd in race 2 after a few problems. In France, at the Circuit de Paul Ricard, he had another double retirement. In the last race weekend of the year in Catulunya, he retired in race 1 but managed to score 6th place.

In 2014, he switched teams to DAMS. In the season opener at Monza, he finished 18th in the first race but won the second. He left Monza with 25 points, beating his previous seasons' score by 3 points. Another win at Aragon meant he doubled his score and in race 2, he finished in 4th. Another 4th place followed at the one race in Monaco. The weekend at Spa followed with another 2 wins. Moscow followed and he did not perform well. 14th and 6th meant that he only took 8 points from a possible 50. At the Nürburgring GP Circuit, he won race 1 but in race 2, he retired. In Hungary, he was no match for Roberto Merhi who led by half a minute from the rest of the field in the wet. Another 6th place followed in race 2. In France, he won and scored a total of 50 points to extend his championship lead over Merhi.

Sainz driving for Red Bull at the Young Driver Test at Silverstone in July 2013
Sainz driving for Red Bull at the Young Driver Test at Silverstone in July 2013

Formula One

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Sainz became part of the Red Bull Junior Team in 2010.[10] His first experience in a Formula One car came at the young drivers' test at Silverstone Circuit in July 2013, where he drove both the Toro Rosso STR8 and the Red Bull RB9.[11][12] Sainz confirmed that discussions had taken place with the struggling Caterham team for a race debut during the 2014 season but ultimately no agreement was reached.[13] As a reward for his Formula Renault 3.5 Series title, Sainz drove the Red Bull RB10 in the post-season test after the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.[14]

Toro Rosso (2015–2017)

2015 season
Sainz at the 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix

Sainz drove for Scuderia Toro Rosso in the 2015 season where he partnered Max Verstappen, following Daniil Kvyat's promotion to Red Bull.[15] Sainz selected 55 as his race number. He qualified inside the top ten for his début, the Australian Grand Prix, and finished the race in ninth position.[16] He scored points again at the Malaysian Grand Prix, but failed to score at the Chinese Grand Prix after spinning and then retired from the Bahrain Grand Prix with a wheel issue. He qualified fifth at the Spanish Grand Prix, his highest grid position of the year, and finished the race ninth. He was forced to start the Monaco Grand Prix from the pit lane after failing to attend the weigh-bridge during qualifying. He recovered to tenth place in the race.

Four consecutive retirements began with electrical failures at the Austrian and British Grands Prix, then a fuel pressure issue at the Hungarian Grand Prix and a power unit issue at the Belgian Grand Prix. A 150 km/h and 46 g impact into the barriers during practice for the Russian Grand Prix resulted in Sainz spending the night in hospital.[17] He missed qualifying but was declared fit to race, however he failed to finish after a brake failure.[18] He crashed in qualifying for the United States Grand Prix and started from last place, but gained ten positions on the first lap and went on to record his best finish of the year with seventh place. Sainz finished his debut season fifteenth in the drivers' championship, scoring 18 of Toro Rosso's 67 points.[19]

2016 season
Sainz at the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix

Toro Rosso retained Sainz and Verstappen for the 2016 championship. Sainz qualified seventh and finished ninth at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, but retired from the Bahrain Grand Prix due to a collision with Sergio Pérez. After the Russian Grand Prix, Sainz gained a new teammate in Daniil Kvyat as Verstappen was promoted to Red Bull. Three points finishes followed for Sainz, including his best career finish with sixth place at the Spanish Grand Prix and a drive from twentieth to ninth place at the Canadian Grand Prix. After a suspension-related retirement at the European Grand Prix, Sainz recorded three consecutive eighth-place finishes.

A run of six races without points followed, including retirement due to a puncture at the Belgian Grand Prix and a first-lap collision with Nico Hülkenberg at the Singapore Grand Prix having started sixth. Sainz equalled his best race result at the United States Grand Prix with sixth place and scored the same result at the Brazilian Grand Prix after starting fifteenth. He retired from the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix due to a collision with Jolyon Palmer. Sainz ended the season twelfth in the drivers' championship, scoring 46 of Toro Rosso's 63 points.[20]

2017 season
Sainz at the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix

Sainz and Kvyat remained with Toro Rosso for the 2017 season. Sainz scored points in the opening two races, but a collision with Lance Stroll eliminated him from the Bahrain Grand Prix. Both drivers blamed each other for the incident, but Sainz was handed a grid penalty for the next race.[21] Three points finishes followed including sixth place at the Monaco Grand Prix. Sainz was again handed a grid penalty for a first-lap collision with Romain Grosjean and Felipe Massa at the Canadian Grand Prix. Sainz spun on the first lap of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, attempting to avoid a collision with teammate Kvyat, and recovered to finish eighth.

Prior to the Austrian Grand Prix, Sainz commented that it was "unlikely" he would remain with Toro Rosso for a fourth year.[22] Red Bull team principal Christian Horner rejected this, stating that Sainz would race for Toro Rosso in 2018.[23] Sainz retired from the Austrian Grand Prix with an engine problem and was eliminated on the first lap of the British Grand Prix after a collision with Kvyat. Prior to the Singapore Grand Prix it was announced that Sainz would join Renault for 2018, on loan from Red Bull.[24] He finished the race in a career-best fourth place, in what he described as his "best day in Formula One".[25] He was joined at Toro Rosso by Pierre Gasly for the Malaysian Grand Prix after Kvyat was dropped by the team.[26] Sainz retired from the race due to an engine problem. He crashed in practice for the Japanese Grand Prix and again on the opening lap of the race.[27] At this stage of the season, Sainz had scored 48 of Toro Rosso's 52 points.[28]

Renault (2017–2018)

Sainz at the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix

Sainz's move to Renault was brought forward and he replaced Jolyon Palmer and partnered Nico Hülkenberg at the team for the final four races of 2017, beginning with the United States Grand Prix where he started and finished seventh. Sainz made his way from eighth to fifth place on the first lap of the Mexican Grand Prix but then spun and had to pit for new tyres. He later retired from the race with steering problems. He failed to finish the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after he was released from a pit stop with a loose wheel. Sainz ended the 2017 season ninth in the drivers' championship, scoring 54 points.

2018 season
Sainz at the 2018 Austrian Grand Prix

Over the first eight races of 2018, Sainz qualified in the top ten at each of them and scored points in all but one, finishing eleventh at the Bahrain Grand Prix. These results included the Azerbaijan Grand Prix where he took advantage of a collision between Red Bull teammates Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo to finish a season-high position of fifth.[29] Sainz described his Monaco Grand Prix as a "disaster" and criticised the team's tyre strategy having started eighth and finished tenth.[30] He had ran in sixth place for much of the French Grand Prix but dropped to eighth place at the finish after his MGU-K failed.[31] Three races without points followed, including a race-ending crash with Romain Grosjean at the British Grand Prix and a penalty for overtaking during safety car conditions at the German Grand Prix.

Sainz scored points at five of the next seven races, including a season's-best qualifying performance of fifth place at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Damage received from contact with Sergey Sirotkin on the first lap of the Russian Grand Prix resulted in a seventeenth-place finish. Battery issues caused Sainz's retirement from the Mexican Grand Prix. He ended the season with a drive from eleventh on the grid to sixth place at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Sainz finished the season tenth in the drivers' championship, three places behind teammate Hülkenberg, scoring 53 of Renault's 122 points. Sainz scored points in thirteen out of the nineteen races he finished.[29][32]

McLaren (2019–2020)

2019 season
Sainz at the 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix

Sainz moved to McLaren for the 2019 season, replacing Fernando Alonso and partnering rookie Lando Norris.[33] Sainz had an unlucky start to the season with no points in the first three races due to an engine fire at the Australian Grand Prix and first-lap collisions at the Bahrain and Chinese Grands Prix. Sainz consistently scored points thereafter, often finishing as the highest-placed driver behind the top three teams of Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull. He scored points at eight of the next nine races; notable results were finishing eighth at the Austrian Grand Prix having started nineteenth, and fifth place at the German Grand Prix despite an incident where he spun and stopped on a wet section of the track.

Sainz encountered power issues and retired on the second lap of the Belgian Grand Prix. At the subsequent Italian Grand Prix, he was forced to retire when a wheel was fitted incorrectly during a pit stop. Then at the Singapore Grand Prix, a collision with Nico Hülkenberg and a long pit stop caused him to finish outside the points positions. At the Brazilian Grand Prix, Sainz started in twentieth and last place following an engine problem in qualifying. He had made his way to fifth place by the penultimate lap, which became fourth place when Alex Albon was spun around by Lewis Hamilton ahead. Sainz was later elevated to third place after Hamilton received a penalty, earning him his first podium in Formula One. At the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Sainz passed Hülkenberg on the final lap to take tenth place, scoring one point and earning sixth place in the drivers' championship, one point ahead of Pierre Gasly and four ahead of Albon, both of whom spent part of the season in the superior Red Bull. Sainz scored 96 of McLaren's 145 points over the season.

2020 season
Sainz at pre-season testing in 2020

Sainz began the season with a fifth place followed by a ninth place at the Austrian and Styrian Grands Prix. At the latter, he qualified in third, his best career qualifying result at that time; and finished with his first fastest lap in Formula One and in doing so set a new Red Bull Ring track record.[34]

At the British Grand Prix, he suffered a tyre puncture on the penultimate lap while he was running comfortably fourth and at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, he was forced to start outside the top ten because of an overheating issue hampering his qualifying pace. His race was not helped by a wheel gun malfunction during his pitstop, finishing in thirteenth. He could also not start the Belgian Grand Prix due to a power unit issue on a reconnaissance lap.[35] At the following race (the Italian Grand Prix) he qualified third behind the dominant Mercedes duo of Hamilton and Bottas. He went on to finish second, his career best race finish and second podium, finishing 0.4 seconds behind race winner Pierre Gasly, and a maiden win.[36] Sainz finished the 2020 season in 6th place of the driver's championship for the second consecutive year. He accumulated 105 points and 6 top-5 finishes which, at the time, were both career highs.[37]

Ferrari (2021–present)

2021 season
Sainz at the 2021 Austrian Grand Prix

Sainz joined Scuderia Ferrari on a two-year contract from the 2021 season partnering Charles Leclerc and replacing Sebastian Vettel.[38] He qualified and finished in 8th place at the Bahrain Grand Prix.[39] He then continued to qualify 11th at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix to finish in 5th place, catching up his teammate, Charles Leclerc.[40] He took his third career podium and first with Ferrari at the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix.[41] His ability to adapt quickly to Ferrari was widely praised for performances relative to highly regarded teammate Leclerc in the opening races of the season.[42] He achieved a 3rd place podium finish at the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix despite finishing in fourth place on track, due to a post-race disqualification for Sebastian Vettel.[43][44] He started the 2021 Russian Grand Prix in 2nd, and overtook former teammate Lando Norris on the first lap, eventually finishing 3rd, to score his third podium for Ferrari. In the last race of the season, the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix he finished in third place, making him fifth in the drivers' championship, ahead of his teammate Leclerc and former teammate Norris.

2022 season

Sainz qualified third in the season opening Bahrain Grand Prix.[45] Sainz ran in third place until Max Verstappen retired with a mechanical problem. This allowed Sainz to take over second place behind Leclerc, for a Ferrari 1-2 finish to take an early lead in the Constructors Championship.[46] In April 2022, Sainz signed a two-year contract extension that would keep him with Ferrari until the end of the 2024 season.[47]

Karting record

Karting career summary

Season Series Team Position
2006 Torneo Industrie — Minikart 3rd
Copa de Campeones — Cadet 2nd
2007 Spanish Championship — KF3 11th
Torneo Industrie — KF3 12th
Copa de Campeones — KF3 6th
CIK-FIA Asia-Pacific Championship — KF3 3rd
2008 South Garda Winter Cup — KF3 NC
Trofeo Andrea Margutti — KF3 7th
CIK-FIA European ChampionshipKF3 NC
WSK International Series — KF3 16th
Monaco Kart CupKF3 Genikart-LTP 12th
CIK-FIA Asia-Pacific Championship — KF3 1st
2009 South Garda Winter Cup — KF3 Tony Kart Junior Racing Team 5th
Trofeo Andrea Margutti — KF3 Genikart-LTP 7th
Spanish ChampionshipKF3 2nd
German Karting Championship — Junior KSM Racing Team 12th
CIK-FIA European ChampionshipKF3 Tony Kart Junior Racing Team 2nd
CIK-FIA World CupKF3 24th
WSK International Series — KF3 3rd
Monaco Kart CupKF3 Genikart-LTP 1st
Sources:[48][49]

Racing record

Racing career summary

Season Series Team Races Poles Wins F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2010 Formula BMW Europe EuroInternational 16 2 1 2 5 227 4th
Formula BMW Pacific 9 3 2 2 5 N/A NC†
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Epsilon Euskadi 2 0 0 2 1 N/A NC†
Tech 1 Racing 2 0 0 0 0
European F3 Open De Villota Motorsport 4 0 0 0 1 N/A NC†
Formula Renault UK Winter Series Koiranen Bros. Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 18 18th
2011 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Koiranen Motorsport 14 4 2 5 10 200 2nd
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 20 8 10 12 17 489 1st
Formula 3 Euro Series Signature 3 0 0 0 0 N/A NC†
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 17th
2012 British Formula 3 Championship Carlin 26 1 5 2 9 224 6th
Formula 3 Euro Series 24 2 0 0 2 112 9th
FIA Formula 3 European Championship 20 2 1 1 5 161 5th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 4th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 7th
2013 GP3 Series MW Arden 16 1 0 2 2 66 10th
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Zeta Corse 9 0 0 1 0 22 19th
2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series DAMS 17 7 7 6 7 227 1st
2015 Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso 19 0 0 0 0 18 15th
2016 Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso 21 0 0 0 0 46 12th
2017 Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso 16 0 0 0 0 54 9th
Renault Sport F1 Team 4 0 0 0 0
2018 Formula One Renault Sport F1 Team 21 0 0 0 0 53 10th
2019 Formula One McLaren F1 Team 21 0 0 0 1 96 6th
2020 Formula One McLaren F1 Team 17 0 0 1 1 105 6th
2021 Formula One Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow 22 0 0 0 4 164.5 5th
2022 Formula One Scuderia Ferrari 6 0 0 0 3 53* 5th*

As Sainz was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.
* Season still in progress.

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 D.C. Points
2011 Signature Volkswagen LEC
1
LEC
2
LEC
3
HOC
1
HOC
2
HOC
3
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
ZAN
3
RBR
1
RBR
2
RBR
3
NOR
1
NOR
2
NOR
3
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
NÜR
3
SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
VAL
1
VAL
2
VAL
3
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

Ret
HOC
3

5
NC* N/A
2012 Carlin Volkswagen HOC
1

2
HOC
2

5
HOC
3

2
BRH
1

4
BRH
2

6
BRH
3

4
RBR
1

16†
RBR
2

7
RBR
3

5
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

25†
NOR
3

19
NÜR
1

7
NÜR
2

15
NÜR
3

10
ZAN
1

11
ZAN
2

9
ZAN
3

5
VAL
1

Ret
VAL
2

10
VAL
3

6
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

13
HOC
3

11
9th 112

Driver did not finish the race but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete GP3 Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 D.C. Points
2013 MW Arden CAT
FEA

15
CAT
SPR

DSQ
VAL
FEA

5
VAL
SPR

3
SIL
FEA

13
SIL
SPR

13
NÜR
FEA

6
NÜR
SPR

5
HUN
FEA

5
HUN
SPR

2
SPA
FEA

Ret
SPA
SPR

13
MNZ
FEA

9
MNZ
SPR

9
YMC
FEA

DSQ
YMC
SPR

18
10th 66

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos. Points
2013 Zeta Corse MNZ
1
MNZ
2
ALC
1
ALC
2
MON
1

6
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

18†
MSC
1
MSC
2
RBR
1
RBR
2
HUN
1

7
HUN
2

22
LEC
1

16†
LEC
2

Ret
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

6
19th 22
2014 DAMS MNZ
1

18
MNZ
2

1
ALC
1

1
ALC
2

4
MON
1

4
SPA
1

1
SPA
2

1
MSC
1

14
MSC
2

6
NÜR
1

1
NÜR
2

Ret
HUN
1

4
HUN
2

6
LEC
1

1
LEC
2

1
JER
1

15
JER
2

11
1st 227

Did not finish, but was classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance.

Complete Formula One results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicates fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 WDC Points
2015 Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR10 Renault Energy F1‑2015 1.6 V6 t AUS
9
MAL
8
CHN
13
BHR
Ret
ESP
9
MON
10
CAN
12
AUT
Ret
GBR
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
Ret
ITA
11
SIN
9
JPN
10
RUS
Ret
USA
7
MEX
13
BRA
Ret
ABU
11
15th 18
2016 Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR11 Ferrari 060 1.6 V6 t AUS
9
BHR
Ret
CHN
9
RUS
12
ESP
6
MON
8
CAN
9
EUR
Ret
AUT
8
GBR
8
HUN
8
GER
14
BEL
Ret
ITA
15
SIN
14
MAL
11
JPN
17
USA
6
MEX
16
BRA
6
ABU
Ret
12th 46
2017 Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR12 Toro Rosso 1.6 V6 t AUS
8
CHN
7
BHR
Ret
RUS
10
ESP
7
MON
6
CAN
Ret
AZE
8
AUT
Ret
GBR
Ret
HUN
7
BEL
10
ITA
14
SIN
4
MAL
Ret
JPN
Ret
9th 54
Renault Sport F1 Team Renault R.S.17 Renault R.E.17 1.6 V6 t USA
7
MEX
Ret
BRA
11
ABU
Ret
2018 Renault Sport F1 Team Renault R.S.18 Renault R.E.18 1.6 V6 t AUS
10
BHR
11
CHN
9
AZE
5
ESP
7
MON
10
CAN
8
FRA
8
AUT
12
GBR
Ret
GER
12
HUN
9
BEL
11
ITA
8
SIN
8
RUS
17
JPN
10
USA
7
MEX
Ret
BRA
12
ABU
6
10th 53
2019 McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL34 Renault E-Tech 19
1.6 V6 t
AUS
Ret
BHR
19
CHN
14
AZE
7
ESP
8
MON
6
CAN
11
FRA
6
AUT
8
GBR
6
GER
5
HUN
5
BEL
Ret
ITA
Ret
SIN
12
RUS
6
JPN
5
MEX
13
USA
8
BRA
3
ABU
10
6th 96
2020 McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL35 Renault E-Tech 20
1.6 V6 t
AUT
5
STY
9
HUN
9
GBR
13
70A
13
ESP
6
BEL
DNS
ITA
2
TUS
Ret
RUS
Ret
EIF
5
POR
6
EMI
7
TUR
5
BHR
5
SKH
4
ABU
6
6th 105
2021 Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow Ferrari SF21 Ferrari 065/6 1.6 V6 t BHR
8
EMI
5
POR
11
ESP
7
MON
2
AZE
8
FRA
11
STY
6
AUT
5
GBR
6
HUN
3
BEL
10double-dagger
NED
7
ITA
6
RUS
3
TUR
8
USA
7
MXC
6
SAP
63
QAT
7
SAU
8
ABU
3
5th 164.5
2022 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F1-75 Ferrari 066/7 1.6 V6 t BHR
2
SAU
3
AUS
Ret
EMI
Ret4
MIA
3
ESP
MON
AZE
CAN
GBR
AUT
FRA
HUN
BEL
NED
ITA
SIN
JPN
USA
MXC
SAP
ABU
5th* 53*

Did not finish, but was classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance.
Half points awarded as less than 75% of race distance was completed.
* Season still in progress.

Notes

  1. ^ Full name: Carlos Sainz Vázquez de Castro Cenamor Rincón Rebollo Virto Moreno de Aranda Don Per Urrielagoiria Pérez del Pulgar[2]

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Sporting positions Preceded byLudwig Ghidi Formula Renault 2.0 NECChampion 2011 Succeeded byJake Dennis Preceded byKevin Magnussen Formula Renault 3.5 SeriesChampion 2014 Succeeded byOliver Rowland