Carlos Sainz Jr. is a 27-year-old F1 driver for Scuderia Ferrari. The Spaniard, who previously raced for McLaren, made his move to The Prancing Horse in 2021 in hopes of getting his first-ever F1 race win and helping the team to get back to their glory days.
Sainz, who only achieved two podiums with McLaren, reached double of that in his first season with Ferrari itself. Sainz had a very successful first year and finished fifth in the Drivers’ table with 164.5 points, two places and 5.5 points above his teammate Charles Leclerc.
Going into the 2022 season, Carlos Sainz is looking razor sharp and will look to secure the first F1 race win of his career.
Carlos Sainz Biography
Full Name : Carlos Sainz Vázquez de Castro
Date of birth : 1 September 1994
Place of birth : Madrid, Spain
Nationality : Spanish
Current team : Scuderia Ferrari
Salary as a driver : US$10m (according to Spotrac)
First F1 appearance : Australian Grand Prix in March 2015 with Scuderia Toro Rosso
First F1 race win : N/A
First F1 World Championship win : N/A
Carlos Sainz Sponsors
Estrella Galicia is one of the biggest beer brands in Spain. It has invested in Spanish sports stars across a variety of sports. Its partnership with Carlos Sainz began in 2013, even before he made his debut in Formula 1.
Once Sainz started racing for Ferrari, Estrella stopped featuring the Spanish F1 driver in its digital campaigns. However, he still features as a sponsor on its website.
Schuberth is a German producer of safety helmets and protective headgear for Formula 1. In 2022, it partnered up with Ferrari and Carlos Sainz, releasing a helmet which was designed by Sainz himself. The Spaniard will be wearing the helmet in the upcoming F1 2022 season.
Carlos Sainz has worked with PlayStation in Spanish advertisements several times in his career. He has also had a limited-edition Carlos Sainz-themed PlayStation designed to increase its sales. He is always the face of PS advertisements in Spain whenever the new F1 games are released for the console.
Carlos Sainz Previous Sponsors
In 2019, Sainz modelled for Shiseido Men, a men’s grooming and skincare brand.
In 2017, Sainz was announced as a sports ambassador for the racing simulation game Gran Turismo. He joined elite drivers like Lewis Hamilton to star on the cover of the game.