The Spanish Armada. Double WRC Champion Carlos Sainz Sr is a huge football fan, his favorite team being Real Madrid. He was unable to attend the last World Cup Finals to cheer his home team to victory. He was able to watch the finals from Silverstone in the company of Fernando Alonso and his mother.
That weekend saw Spanish success from South Africa to Silverstone as Sainz Jr took victory in Formula BMW race.
Sainz Jr was interested in becoming a Formula 1 driver, in his own words, “since the age of three.” The kid is destined to be the next ‘muy macho hombre de Espana.’
Racing under the wings of Red Bull, the 17-year-old is now leading the British F3 Championship after two rounds in his rookie season. Past weekend he won two of the three races at Monza.
Last year he won the Formula Renault NEC Championship and was second in the Euro Cup.
Please enjoy a conversation with Sainz Jr on this week’s podcast. My thanks to Sainz Sr for this wonderful moment of Spanish motorsports legends – past, present and future.
— Nasir Hameed