Will it happen? Carlos Sainz wants to run the Dakar Rally with his father

Carlos Sainz

Name Carlos Sainz It is synonymous with motor racing. The youngest, current pilot of Formula 1 and the team Mclaren, will be the third Spaniard to compete with a car of Ferrari in the highest category. The oldest of them, two-time World Champion of the World Rally Championship (WRC), and three-time champion Dakar RallyHe was also chosen as the best driver in the history of the WRC.

In the last hours, father and son gave an interview to the Spanish newspaper ‘Marca’. In it, they pointed out that there is a great possibility that both will race together in the Dakar Rally. In addition, the minor both highlighted which are the virtues of both, taking into account that the two compete in different categories. Some months ago, Carlos Sainz Jr, stressed that his great idol is his father.


When was he asked about what he admires Carlos Sainz Sr, it was very forceful. «Above all, I highlight his talent and ability to surprise. There are riders who arrive and stagnate, but he keeps improving, gaining in confidence. He is young and up-line, a great opportunity opens up for him in 2021 and his great goal remains to be champion one day.


The two-time Rally champion assured that to be able to compete together in a Dakar we will have to wait. «I see it complicated, he is now fully in Formula 1 and I am in the final stretch of my career. And when his journey ends, who knows? I am calm with him, he drives very well and when he rides a stage with me he will also command respect, but we trust a lot, “said the father.

Finally, the pilot of Mclaren he was a bit more pessimistic about his chances. «I doubt that my father is still active on the day that I cheer up because he would be 70 years old. If he continues, I don’t know what my mother would say, if he will. If it happens and I do a Dakar before we’re 40, I doubt we’ll do it in the same car, I’m a very bad co-driver and he… would be wasting his talent without a steering wheel. They would have to be separated, ”Sainz told Marca.

Father and son in a McLaren test. Source: McLaren

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