Carlos Sainz, Scuderia Toro Rosso

A long way together

October 10, 2017

Last weekend's Japanese Grand Prix was Carlos Sainz's last race with Scuderia Toro Rosso. The young Spaniard has so far spent his entire Formula 1 career with us. It all started back on 18th July 2013, when Carlos got behind the wheel of our STR8 for his first ever drive in a F1 car.

(Carlos Sainz's n. 55 STR12 in Suzuka)

It was the second day of a Silverstone test and Carlos, then 18 years old, posted a competitive 1:33.016 to go second fastest that day behind another Red Bull driver, Daniel Ricciardo. He became a race driver at the start of the 2015 season. As Carlos heads off to tackle the next step of his career, here is his time with us in numbers:

2: points scored on his F1 debut in the 2015 Australian Grand Prix
2: his average score per Grand Prix
: his best result (in Singapore this year)
4: the number of times he crossed the finish line in 6th place, (Spain, USA, Brazil 2016 and Monaco 2017)
: highest grid position (Spain 2015)
: highest placing in the Drivers' Championship (as at 8th October 2017)
37.33: average points per season
56: GPs contested
112: points scored (18 in 2015, 46 in 2016 and 48 in 2017)
2777: laps completed
13933: km completed