The F1 driver follows the steps of his father and will take part in one of the sections of the emblematic Rally.
Carlos Sainz Jr. will be present this Sunday at the Monte-Carlo Rally. The traditional race that opens the championship and the F1 driver will be there. The son of the two times champion of the WRC, will rise at the wheel of a Renault Mégane R.S to take part of 13.8 km stage of La Cabanette-Col de Braus.
It is not an easy section. Sainz will must deal with numerous forks, ice and snow that already cover part of the roads in which it will run. It is one of the most famous parts of the Rally and Sainz will able to test his Megane of 280 horsepower.
Carlos does not rule out running at the World Rally Championship in the future: “I have already told my father that I would like to run in rallies and even a Dakar. But I know I will not do it until I get out of Formula 1. I have to train a lot with the rally car we have in the field and the classes that my father gives me. We have even gone to Sweden to practice in snow. I might think so”, commented the F1 driver.
Carlos pointed out that his father, who has won three editions of this rally, has explained the main difficulties: “I have heard my father talking about it often: how difficult it is, how can you pass from the snow to the rain or the sun in an instant, not to mention the need to stay calm to negotiate certain curves. It will be a real pleasure to participate in such a legendary test at the wheel of Mégane R.S., which will be equipped with snow tires with nails so you can feel more in depth what it means to run a rally”, the Spanish rider finalized.