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Sainz, not junior anymore


arlos Sainz, son of rally Legend Carlos Sr., was one of

the favourites right from the start in the 2014 World

Series by Renault 3.5. Unlike his dad, he join the

asphalt racing panorama instead of rallying and his career

has finally taken-off. He was also the youngest title winner

of the series, and the first one coming from the Red Bull

developmental program. It's been a spectacular year for

him, after winning the 2011 Renault NEC title and years of

alternating between British F.3, European F.3 and GP3

Series. He was pretty nervous at the last race of the season,

as his Formula 1 future had become unclear with the arrival

of Max Verstappen in the Toro Rosso stable. He eventually

managed to seal the deal, bringing his Dams-prepared

Dallara to the title and defeating Roberto Merhi. His

dominance included 7 wins, 7 poles, 7 podium finishes, 6

fastest lap. Enough to finally secure a ride in Formula 1 for

2015, at Toro Rosso. For the joy of Carlos Sr.