Before arriving in Saudi Arabia, eyes were on the results that could be achieved Carlos Sainz. The man from Madrid was the great candidate for his fourth title in the most difficult Rally in the World. However, Stéphane Peterhansel won the 14th trophy of the Dakar of his career and buried the hopes of the Spanish, and of all his fans.
However, ‘El Matador’ did not want to be left empty-handed. In the last stage of the test, Sainz and his navigator Lucas Cruz, they took first place. This only emphasized that navigation errors and mechanical problems that the Spaniards had in the early stages of the race were the main reasons for the ‘defeat’.
After the victory this Friday and from the Maranello factory, Carlos Sainz did not want to stay without greeting his father. In his social networks, Carlos shared an image of the two-time champion of the WRC and congratulated him for taking first place in the last stage of the Dakar Rally. The team driver Ferrari of Formula 1 he closely followed his father’s entire campaign.
«P1 to finish the job! Congratulations on completing the Dakar for another year. This year there has been no victory but you are still ‘King Carlos’ », the son of ‘El Matador’ wrote on his social networks. For his part, his father also expressed the feelings he had after finishing the race, despite not obtaining the first place in the general table.
«General P3 and P1 in stage 12 !. This is over. At the end of the podium that knows little. Congratulations to Stéphane Peterhansel and Eduard (Boulanger, his navigator) for their fantastic rally, a well deserved victory. He is for a reason Mr. Dakar! Let’s reflect… Great job from the whole team! “Said Carlos Sainz on his Twitter account.
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