Sainz Enjoys Great First Race in Bahrain, Embraces Attacking Strategy

Carlos Sainz enjoyed a successful race in Bahrain, finishing above his teammate and Lewis Hamilton, earning a podium finish and being named Driver of the Day, while viewing each race as an opportunity to showcase his skills without feeling the need to prove a point.

Highlights

‣ Carlos Sainz achieved a podium finish in Bahrain, outperforming his teammate Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton, who is set to replace him next season.

‣ Sainz was voted Driver of the Day by F1 fans, reflecting his enjoyment and aggressive racing strategy in the Bahrain race.

‣ Despite being replaced by Lewis Hamilton for the next season, Sainz is not using the races as a means to prove his worth, stating he races as he always does and believes in his capabilities.


Carlos Sainz? Oh, he had a blast in Bahrain. Podium finish? Check. Outraced his teammate Leclerc and the future legend, Lewis Hamilton? Double check. But how’s Sainz feeling about his own performance?

Well, let’s just say, the fans were all over it. They even crowned him Driver of the Day. For Sainz, it was like the cherry on top of a race that was more fun than a barrel of monkeys. “Yeah, it was some good moves out there, some fun,” he said, barely containing his excitement. Early this year, he was all about wanting a car that’s more about the thrill of the chase than just playing it safe. “And we come to the first race and I was attacking and pushing,” he added, his voice a mix of pride and relief. After a year of playing defense, this was a welcome change.

### Applicant Sainz

Now, for Sainz, every race feels like he’s sending out his resume. Next season, he’s passing the baton to Lewis Hamilton. But that doesn’t mean he’s out of the game. Nope, he’s on the hunt for a new gig in 2025. But was he trying to prove a point with his stellar performance? “I wasn’t trying to make any point,” he insists, his tone casual but confident. He knows his worth and so does everyone else. “I was just doing my race and pushing like I always do,” he told Viaplay, as straightforward as ever.

So, there you have it. Sainz isn’t just racing; he’s living his best life on the track. And whether he’s looking for a new team or just enjoying the ride, one thing’s for sure: he’s not slowing down anytime soon.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at F1Highlights.com. With a passion for motorsports, Albert brings a unique perspective to the world of Formula One. With over five years of experience as a sports reporter, he has honed his skills in capturing the essence of the sport.

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