Carlos Sainz

Carlos Sainz

1989 - 1997 coche

Carlos Sainz

Best Spanish Rally driver in history

Carlos Sainz marked an era in Spanish motorsport. He started at the tender age of 25 and obtained 7 points in his first season. In 1989, he achieved the best result ever achieved by a Spanish driver.

In 1990, he rose to the top of the podium on three occasions, which helped him win his first World Rally Championship, something unreachable until then by Spanish drivers.

Mick Doohan, five-time 500cc World Champion
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    Winner of the Seat Panda Championship and runner-up in the R5 Cup in 1981

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    Winner of the Renault cup in 1982 and 1983

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    World Rally Champion in 1990 and 1992

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    World Rally Championship runner-up in 1991, 1994, and 1995

The art of driving

The art of driving

The handbrake can make a curve a real work of art

Carlos Sainz
About Moya's notes

About Moya's notes

When you understand them, the notes are very simple, "sasar" was an abbreviation for "sacrifice" and "ras" for "cut"

Carlos Sainz
Learning back then

Learning back then

I was 100% self-taught. Back then, there were no professional driving schools like there are today. I saw things and I tried them

Carlos Sainz

The matador

This was the nickname given by Juha Piironen to Sainz, which is still used affectionately.

Carlos used his brother-in-law Juan Carlos Añoro's notes to navigate sections and added a few of his own.

This language, spoken at full speed by his co-driver Luis Moya, continues to be one of the most legendary and most recognised among fans.

Throughout his sports career, Sainz drove legendary cars, such as a Toyota Celica, a Subaru Impreza, a Lancia Delta, or a Ford Escort, next to true legends of rallying.

1990 New Zealand Rally

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1992 Portugal Rally

1992 Portugal Rally

Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya in 1997

Rally, 1997