“Old is the wind, and it still blows,” says the famous phrase. A phrase that fits perfectly to one of the most important figures in Spanish and world sport: Carlos Sainz. ‘El Matador’ made official this Monday his arrival at the team Audi to run the Dakar rally 2022, at age 59. A real feat in which he will seek a new victory: «I’m not afraid«He shot without hesitation.
This Monday, the father of the Ferrari, released the most important news for him: he will be present at the 2022 Dakar Rally. After launching some hint through the media, the Spanish driver confirmed his participation in the most difficult race in the world and will seek a new record: being the pilot most vetoed in achieving victory. A record, which he already broke in 2020 at the age of 57 (his birthday in April).
The Spanish will arrive at Audi, and he will do so with a great challenge. In addition to seeking a new mark of longevity, Sainz will be present at the test with the first car powered by an electric powertrain in Rally history. Although it will be something new for him, the Madrid rider assures that he will seek to adapt quickly to a system that he began using this year in the Extreme E.
“I’m not afraid”
«I am not afraid, I am not worried. I think it will be easier than we think (adaptation), even if we don’t have to change gears. There are certain things that come immediately, so you don’t have to change everything from top to bottom, ”Sainz told Motorsport.com. In addition to this, he assured that he is still not in a position to confirm his candidacy for the title.
“I think the first year is always difficult and we cannot underestimate the challenge, it is a huge one. But it is too early to talk about what our options are. The first year is always difficult for a new car, but at the same time Audi is a special brand, it has experience, the drivers have a lot of experience too ”, said Sainz, who will share the team with the last champion. Stéphane Peterhansel.
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