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Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz
Cenamor (born 12 April 1962 in Madrid, Spain) is a Spanish rally driver. He won the World Rally Championship
World Rally Championship
drivers' title with Toyota in 1990 and 1992, and finished runner-up four times. Constructors' world champions to have benefited from Sainz are Subaru (1995), Toyota (1999) and Citroën (2003, 2004 and 2005). In the 2018 season he is one of the official drivers of the Team Peugeot
Peugeot
Total.[2] Nicknamed El Matador, Sainz holds the WRC record for most career starts.[3] He was also the first non-Nordic driver to win the 1000 Lakes Rally in Finland. He came close to repeating the feat at the Swedish Rally
Swedish Rally
finishing second four times and third twice. Besides WRC successes, he has won the Dakar Rally
Dakar Rally
(2010, 2018), the Race of Champions (1997) and the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (1990). His co-drivers were Antonio Boto, Luís Moya
Luís Moya
and Marc Martí. His son, Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz
Jr., born on 1 September 1994, is also a professional racing driver, currently competing for Renault
Renault
in Formula One.[4]

Contents

1 Career

1.1 Early years 1.2 Early Career (1980–1988) 1.3 Toyota (1989–1992) 1.4 Lancia
Lancia
(1993) 1.5 Subaru (1994–1995) 1.6 Return to Ford (1996–1997) 1.7 Return to Toyota (1998–1999) 1.8 Second return to Ford (2000–2002) 1.9 Citroën (2003–2005) 1.10 Later career 1.11 Volkswagen's WRC project 1.12 Peugeot's Dakar project

2 Recognitions 3 Titles 4 WRC victories 5 Complete WRC results 6 Dakar Rally
Dakar Rally
results 7 References 8 External links

Career[edit] Early years[edit] Before moving into motorsport, multitalented Sainz played football and squash. As a teenager, Real Madrid
Madrid
gave him a trial and in squash he was the Spanish champion at the age of 16. He got his first touch of motorsport in Formula Ford
Formula Ford
while still playing squash and football.[5] Before dedicating himself to motorsport, Sainz studied law up to the second scheduled cycle.[6] Early Career (1980–1988)[edit] Sainz began rallying in 1980. He finished runner-up in the Spanish Rally Championship in 1986, in a Group B
Group B
Renault
Renault
5 Turbo, and won it with a Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
in 1987 and 1988.[7] Ford gave him his first World Rally championship appearances during the 1987 season. He finished seventh in the Tour de Corse
Tour de Corse
and eighth on the RAC Rally. He remained with Ford for the following season, now co-driven by Luis Moya, who remained his regular co-driver for the next fifteen years. He finished fifth twice, in the Tour de Corse
Tour de Corse
and the Rallye Sanremo, and seventh on an icy RAC Rally. Ford were an increasingly minor player in the World Rally Championship, with the rear-wheel-drive Sierra uncompetitive against the four-wheel-drive cars, and struggled to retain ambitious and talented young drivers such as Sainz and his teammate in 1988, Didier Auriol. Both departed the team for 1989; Auriol to Lancia
Lancia
and Sainz to Toyota Team Europe, the Japanese marque's rallying arm operating in Cologne, Germany. Toyota (1989–1992)[edit]

1992 Toyota Celica
Toyota Celica
GT-Four Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz
Limited Edition

Despite all previous rallying Toyota Celicas having only ever looked a competitive prospect on highly specialized endurance rallies such as the Safari Rally, the new combination of Toyota and Sainz rapidly rose in competitiveness. In the 1989 season, Sainz started with four retirements but then finished on the podium in three rallies in a row. His teammate, by then two-time world champion Juha Kankkunen, also gave the Celica GT-Four ST165 its debut win at the inaugural Rally Australia. Sainz would almost certainly have won his first World Championship Rally on the final event of the season, the RAC Rally, but for mechanical failure in the final stages, which relegated him to second. In the 1990 season, Sainz drove his GT-Four to victory at the Acropolis Rally, at the Rally New Zealand, at the 1000 Lakes
1000 Lakes
Rally, as the first non-Nordic driver, and at the RAC Rally, claiming his first world drivers' title, ahead of Lancia's Didier Auriol
Didier Auriol
and Kankkunen, ending the Italian marque's domination of the drivers' world championship since the advent of the Group A
Group A
era of the sport in 1987. In 1991, Sainz narrowly failed to defend his title against a resurgent Lancia-mounted Kankkunen, his efforts capped by a dramatic roll of his Celica in Australia which left him in a neckbrace. Both Sainz and Kankkunen took five wins, the first time in the history of the WRC that two drivers had managed such win tally during one season. Sainz led Kankkunen by one point going into the final round of the season, the RAC Rally, where Kankkunen took his third title by winning ahead of Kenneth Eriksson
Kenneth Eriksson
and Sainz. Kankkunen's and Sainz's point totals, 150 and 143, both broke the record set by Sainz a year earlier (140). Aboard the new ST185 Toyota Celica
Toyota Celica
in the 1992 season, in a year that would prove the last for the foreseeable future for Lancia, Sainz managed to score memorable victories on the Safari Rally
Safari Rally
and on his home asphalt round, the Rally Catalunya. The title fight again went down to the wire, and this time in a three-way battle; before the RAC, Sainz led Kankkunen by two points and Auriol, who had taken a record six wins during the season, by three points. Sainz's victory ahead of Ari Vatanen
Ari Vatanen
and Kankkunen, combined with Auriol's retirement, confirmed the title in favour of the Spaniard. A limited number of 440 Celica GT-Four ST185s, carrying his name on a plaque in the vehicle, and with decals on the outside, were sold in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
in 1992 in an attempt to capitalise on Sainz's two championship successes with the works team. These were the part of the 5,000 units of ST185 for WRC homologation. It is said that Sainz still keeps a Celica GT-Four given to him by Toyota, which he drives to Real Madrid
Madrid
games at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. Lancia
Lancia
(1993)[edit]

A Replica of an ex-Sainz Lancia
Lancia
Delta HF Integrale during Lancia centenary celebrations in Turin.

Despite winning the world title Sainz left Toyota at the end of 1992, mainly because for the 1993 season the team was to be sponsored by Castrol, a rival to Sainz's personal sponsor, Repsol. Sainz therefore moved to the private but Lancia-backed Jolly Club. Lancia
Lancia
had won the manufacturers' championship for the previous six years, but the Delta was an ageing design and technical developments during the season were minor, despite assurances given to Sainz that development would continue. The Delta therefore lost ground to newer cars, and became less and less competitive as 1993 wore on. Sainz's only podium finish was his second place at the Acropolis Rally. He finished second on the San Remo Rally, but he and his teammate were later disqualified for using illegal fuel. He finished eighth in the drivers' championship, which was won by Toyota driver Juha Kankkunen. Lancia
Lancia
withdrew from the sport altogether at the end of the season. Subaru (1994–1995)[edit] Sainz then chose to drive for the then fledgling Subaru World Rally Team in 1994, where he replaced Ari Vatanen. Sainz's experience, perfectionism and abilities as a development driver played a vital role in developing the then-new Impreza to the point where it could mount a sustained challenge to Toyota and Ford. Indeed, in the hands of Sainz and Colin McRae
Colin McRae
the Subarus were frequently faster than the Fords during the season. Toyota won the manufacturers' title, but the drivers' championship was only settled on the final round, with Didier Auriol winning ahead of Sainz. In the 1995 season, he won the Monte Carlo Rally, the Rally Portugal
Rally Portugal
and the Rally Catalunya. At this latter event he was trailing his teammate Colin McRae
Colin McRae
until the team ordered the Scotsman to slow down and allow Sainz to win, which led to a dispute between the drivers. Nevertheless, they were tied for the lead in the drivers' world championship going into the season-ending RAC Rally. McRae won his home event 36 seconds ahead of Sainz, despite losing time with mechanical difficulties that at one stage had put him two minutes behind. Subaru secured their first manufacturers' title with a triple win as the team's second young Briton, Richard Burns, finished third. Sainz was later to join McRae at both Ford and Citroën. Return to Ford (1996–1997)[edit]

Sainz driving an Escort RS Cosworth at the 1996 1000 Lakes.

Sainz responded by rejoining Ford for the 1996 season. He spent two seasons with the squad, aboard the Ford Escort RS Cosworth
Ford Escort RS Cosworth
and latterly, the Escort World Rally Car. In 1996, he won the inaugural Rally Indonesia and with five other podium finishes to his name, he took third place in the drivers' world championship, behind Mitsubishi's Tommi Mäkinen
Tommi Mäkinen
and Subaru's McRae. In the 1997 season, he again won the Indonesian round, along with the Acropolis Rally, but again lost the title fight to Mäkinen and McRae. However, he won the Race of Champions
Race of Champions
at the end of 1997. Return to Toyota (1998–1999)[edit]

Sainz with a Toyota Corolla WRC
Toyota Corolla WRC
at the 1999 Monte Carlo Rally.

Sainz then departed, once again, for Toyota, partnering Didier Auriol and helping to further the Corolla World Rally Car
World Rally Car
project that had been instituted in 1997, as part of the Cologne
Cologne
recovery from the embarrassment of exclusion from the world championship on the penultimate round of the 1995 season. Sainz won on his first outing for them, on the 1998 season opener Monte Carlo Rally, and later in the season, added a victory in New Zealand. The seemingly terminal blow to title rival Tommi Mäkinen's chances was his retirement on the first day of the final event of the year, the Rally Great Britain, which gave the initiative to Sainz, who now only had to finish fourth in order to ensure the title. However, just 300 metres from the finish of the very last stage, he too was forced to retire from the needed fourth place with a mechanical problem. As a result, both Sainz and Toyota gifted their respective titles to rivals Mäkinen and Mitsubishi Ralliart.[8]

An ex-Sainz Corolla WRC at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show.

A subdued season followed for Sainz in 1999, although it did at least culminate in a departing manufacturers' title for Toyota, by now fostering alternative interests in Formula One. Sainz took a total of eight podiums, but no wins, and finished fifth in the drivers' standings, behind his third-placed teammate Auriol who had taken his only win of the season at the inaugural China Rally. Second return to Ford (2000–2002)[edit]

Sainz driving his Ford Focus WRC
Ford Focus WRC
at the 2001 Rally Finland.

This was the precursor of another, three-year stint with Ford, again alongside McRae, beginning with the 2000 season. He won the inaugural edition of the Cyprus
Cyprus
round of the world championship, and finished third in the drivers' points standings. Sainz failed to score a victory on any rally during the 2001 season, but with five podiums and four other point-scoring finishes, he managed to keep himself in the title fight throughout the very closely contested season, eventually finishing sixth in the standings, only eleven points adrift of the champion, Subaru's Richard Burns. Meanwhile, teammate McRae took three wins and led the championship before the season-ending Rally GB, where he crashed out. Ford also lost the manufacturers' title to Peugeot. In 2002, Sainz inherited the victory of the Rally Argentina, having provisionally finished third, by virtue of the disqualifications of the two leading Peugeots of Marcus Grönholm
Marcus Grönholm
and Burns. This was his only win of the season, and in a close fight for the second place in the drivers' championship, behind the dominant Grönholm, Sainz finished third, one point ahead of his teammate McRae. Citroën (2003–2005)[edit]

Sainz with a Citroën Xsara WRC
Citroën Xsara WRC
at the 2004 Rally Finland.

Effectively frozen out along with McRae at Ford, he along with the Scot moved to Citroën for the 2003, during which he scored one win in Turkey
Turkey
– which was the first gravel event win for Citroën Xsara WRC – and finished third in the championship. Sainz continued with the team in 2004 season, and scored his final world rally victory at the 2004 Rally Argentina. During the Rally Catalonya 2004, after announcing his retirement, Sainz was considered by drivers, codrivers and directors of the official teams, as the best rally driver of history.[9] In the championship, Sainz finished fourth, after missing out the final rally in Australia, due an accident during pre-event recce.[10] Despite formally retiring at the end of the 2004 season, with a possible view to moving into the World Touring Car Championship, he was to actually find himself invited back to the WRC fold on the request of Citroën, to replace the faltering Belgian driver François Duval. Although Duval was soon to reclaim his seat, Sainz's two rallies back in the Citroën impressed many, with the now 43-year-old Spaniard posting fourth and third finishing positions respectively. Later career[edit] 2006 saw a first participation for Sainz at the wheel of a Volkswagen in that year's Dakar Rally, sharing the cockpit with the two times winner of the Dakar Rally, Andreas Schulz. In 2007, he repeated his attempt with Volkswagen, this time with French Michel Perin, also a former winner of the raid. Following the resignation of Fernando Martin, he even ran, eventually in vain, for the vice-president position at his beloved football club Real Madrid
Madrid
C.F., for which he once trained. In 2007 Sainz won the FIA Cross-Country Rally World Cup with the Volkswagen
Volkswagen
team. In 2008, he won the Central European Rally.[11] In January 2009, partnering again with Perin, he led the Dakar Rally
Dakar Rally
until crashing out on the 12th stage.[12] Later in 2009 Sainz won Silk Way Rally with Volkswagen
Volkswagen
team.[13] At the 2010 Dakar Rally, Sainz changed again co-pilot, teaming with the also Spanish Lucas Cruz. Sainz edged out teammate Nasser Al-Attiyah
Nasser Al-Attiyah
to take his maiden win in the event.[14] In 2010 Sainz also won the Silk Way Rally for the second time. In 2011 Dakar Rally
Dakar Rally
Sainz finished 3rd. Sainz entered Dakar Rally
Dakar Rally
2013 in a brand-new two-wheel-drive buggy. His teammate was former Dakar-winner Nasser Al-Attiyah
Nasser Al-Attiyah
and the team was supported by Qatar
Qatar
and Red Bull.[15] Sainz won the first stage, but faced later various problems and was finally forced to retire on the sixth stage due to an engine failure.[16] After the retirement Sainz commented that despite the result, "it was worth coming here with this concept ... I hope the experience will be useful for the future even if I'm not sure whether I'll come back”.[17] However, later Sainz announced he would like to be part of Qatar
Qatar
Red Bull
Red Bull
Rally Team and return to the Dakar in 2014.[18] Sainz took part in the 2014 Dakar, but was forced to retire after a crash on stage 10.[19] He joined Peugeot
Peugeot
team for Dakar 2015. In the rally he retired after a crash.[20] In Dakar 2016 Sainz was forced to retire from the lead after the gearbox of his Peugeot
Peugeot
broke.[21] In 2017 Sainz also had to retire after rolling his Peugeot
Peugeot
during the fourth stage of the rally.[22] In 2018, Sainz took the second Dakar win of his career with Peugeot
Peugeot
team.[23] Volkswagen's WRC project[edit] As Volkswagen
Volkswagen
announced its WRC entry for 2013, Sainz was announced to be part of the WRC project. Volkswagen's motorsport director Kris Nissen told that he needed "10 seconds" to convince Sainz to remain part of the company's efforts in the new programme. Nissen told that the team would need Sainz for some testing of the new car.[24] In November 2011, Sainz had the honour to drive first kilometres with the new Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Polo R WRC near Trier, Germany, when the team began testing the new car.[25] Late 2011, Nissen also revealed he would like to see Sainz taking part in some rally with the WRC Polo before he calls time on his career.[26] Early 2012 Sainz drove Polo WRC in its maiden gravel test in Spain
Spain
with Sébastien Ogier[27] and in summer he tested Polo WRC in Finland.[28] In October Sainz re-joined his old co-driver Luis Moya
Luis Moya
again and performed course car duties on the San Marino´s annual Rally Legend event with Volkswagen's new-for-2013 Polo R WRC.[29] In December 2012 Sainz dismissed the rumours he would drive Polo WRC in some WRC-rally in 2013, but stated he was available for testing, if needed.[30] Sainz also returned to competing in 2012, as he entered a historic rally with his old co-driver Luis Moya
Luis Moya
in Spain. The pair competed in Porsche 911 rally car and won the rally.[31] The pair made a return to historic rallies in March 2013 by winning Rally de España Histórico with Porche 911.[32] Peugeot's Dakar project[edit] In March 2014 it was announced that Peugeot
Peugeot
would return to Dakar in 2015 and Sainz joined Cyril Despres
Cyril Despres
to race for Peugeot, driving its Peugeot
Peugeot
2008 DKR. The Dakar deal with Peugeot
Peugeot
also meant that Sainz would leave the Volkswagen
Volkswagen
team.[33][34] Recognitions[edit]

Olympic Order 1997 – Awarded by Spanish Olympic Committee[9] Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit, 2001[35] Gold Medal for Sporting Merit 2001 – Awarded by Ayuntamiento de Madrid[9] Medal of youth and sport 2008 – Awarded by the French Government[9] In March 2012, Sainz was inducted into the Rally Hall of Fame along with Michèle Mouton.[36]

Titles[edit]

Sainz driving a Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Race Touareg during the 2007 Dakar Rally.

Season Title Car

1987 Spanish Rally Champion Ford Sierra RS Cosworth

1988 Spanish Rally Champion Ford Sierra RS Cosworth

1990 Asia-Pacific Rally Champion Toyota Celica
Toyota Celica
GT-Four ST165

1990 World Rally Champion Toyota Celica
Toyota Celica
GT-Four ST165

1992 World Rally Champion Toyota Celica
Toyota Celica
Turbo 4WD ST185

1997 Champion of Champions Various

2007 FIA Cross-Country Rally World Cup[37] Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Race Touareg

2010 2010 Dakar Rally
Dakar Rally
Winner (cars)[38] Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Race Touareg

2018 2018 Dakar Rally
Dakar Rally
Winner (cars) Peugeot 3008 DKR
Peugeot 3008 DKR
Maxi

WRC victories[edit]

 #  Event Season Co-driver Car

1 Acropolis Rally 1990 Luís Moya Toyota Celica
Toyota Celica
GT-Four ST165

2 Rally New Zealand 1990 Luís Moya Toyota Celica
Toyota Celica
GT-Four ST165

3 1000 Lakes
1000 Lakes
Rally 1990 Luís Moya Toyota Celica
Toyota Celica
GT-Four ST165

4 RAC Rally 1990 Luís Moya Toyota Celica
Toyota Celica
GT-Four ST165

5 Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo 1991 Luís Moya Toyota Celica
Toyota Celica
GT-Four ST165

6 Rallye de Portugal 1991 Luís Moya Toyota Celica
Toyota Celica
GT-Four ST165

7 Tour de Corse
Tour de Corse
– Rallye de France 1991 Luís Moya Toyota Celica
Toyota Celica
GT-Four ST165

8 Rally New Zealand 1991 Luís Moya Toyota Celica
Toyota Celica
GT-Four ST165

9 Rally Argentina 1991 Luís Moya Toyota Celica
Toyota Celica
GT-Four ST165

10 Safari Rally 1992 Luís Moya Toyota Celica
Toyota Celica
Turbo 4WD

11 Rally New Zealand 1992 Luís Moya Toyota Celica
Toyota Celica
Turbo 4WD

12 Rallye Catalunya-Costa Brava (Rallye de España) 1992 Luís Moya Toyota Celica
Toyota Celica
Turbo 4WD

13 RAC Rally 1992 Luís Moya Toyota Celica
Toyota Celica
Turbo 4WD

14 Acropolis Rally 1994 Luís Moya Subaru Impreza 555

15 Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo 1995 Luís Moya Subaru Impreza 555

16 Rallye de Portugal 1995 Luís Moya Subaru Impreza 555

17 Rallye Catalunya-Costa Brava (Rallye de España) 1995 Luís Moya Subaru Impreza 555

18 Rally Indonesia 1996 Luís Moya Ford Escort RS Cosworth

19 Acropolis Rally 1997 Luís Moya Ford Escort WRC

20 Rally Indonesia 1997 Luís Moya Ford Escort WRC

21 Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo 1998 Luís Moya Toyota Corolla WRC

22 Rally New Zealand 1998 Luís Moya Toyota Corolla WRC

23 Cyprus
Cyprus
Rally 2000 Luís Moya Ford Focus RS WRC
Ford Focus RS WRC
00

24 Rally Argentina 2002 Luís Moya Ford Focus RS WRC
Ford Focus RS WRC
02

25 Rally of Turkey 2003 Marc Martí Citroën Xsara WRC

26 Rally Argentina 2004 Marc Martí Citroën Xsara WRC

Complete WRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pos Points

1987 Marlboro Rally Team Ford Sierra RS Cosworth MON SWE POR Ret KEN FRA 7 GRC USA NZL ARG FIN CIV ITA

35th 7

RAC de España

GBR 8

1988 Carlos Sainz Ford Sierra RS Cosworth MON SWE POR Ret

11th 26

Ford Motor Co

KEN FRA 5 GRC USA NZL ARG FIN 6 CIV ITA 5 GBR 7

1989 Toyota Team Europe Toyota Celica
Toyota Celica
GT-Four ST165 SWE MON Ret POR Ret KEN FRA Ret GRC Ret NZL ARG FIN 3 AUS ITA 3 CIV GBR 2

8th 39

1990 Toyota Team Europe Toyota Celica
Toyota Celica
GT-Four ST165 MON 2 POR Ret KEN 4 FRA 2 GRC 1 NZL 1 ARG 2 FIN 1 AUS 2 ITA 3 CIV GBR 1

1st 140

1991 Toyota Team Europe Toyota Celica
Toyota Celica
GT-Four ST165 MON 1 SWE POR 1 KEN Ret FRA 1 GRC 2 NZL 1 ARG 1 FIN 4 AUS Ret ITA 6 CIV ESP Ret GBR 3

2nd 143

1992 Toyota Team Europe Toyota Celica
Toyota Celica
Turbo 4WD MON 2 SWE POR 3 KEN 1 FRA 4 GRC Ret NZL 1 ARG 2 FIN AUS 3 ITA CIV ESP 1 GBR 1

1st 144

1993 Jolly Club Lancia
Lancia
Delta HF Integrale MON 14 SWE POR Ret KEN FRA 4 GRC 2 ARG Ret NZL 4 FIN AUS Ret ITA DSQ ESP Ret GBR

8th 35

1994 555 Subaru World Rally Team Subaru Impreza 555 MON 3 POR 4 KEN FRA 2 GRC 1 ARG 2 NZL Ret FIN 3 ITA 2 GBR Ret

2nd 99

1995 555 Subaru World Rally Team Subaru Impreza 555 MON 1 SWE Ret POR 1 FRA 4 NZL AUS Ret ESP 1 GBR 2

2nd 85

1996 Ford Motor Co Ford Escort RS Cosworth SWE 2 KEN Ret IDN 1 GRC 3 ARG 2 FIN Ret AUS 3 ITA 2 ESP Ret

3rd 89

1997 Ford Motor Co Ford Escort WRC MON 2 SWE 2 KEN Ret POR Ret ESP 10 FRA 2 ARG Ret GRC 1 NZL 2 FIN Ret IDN 1 ITA 4 AUS Ret GBR 3

3rd 51

1998 Toyota Castrol
Castrol
Team Toyota Corolla WRC MON 1 SWE 2 KEN Ret POR 2 ESP 7 FRA 8 ARG 2 GRC 4 NZL 1 FIN 2 ITA 4 AUS 2 GBR Ret

2nd 56

1999 Toyota Castrol
Castrol
Team Toyota Corolla WRC MON Ret SWE 2 KEN 3 POR 2 ESP Ret FRA 3 ARG 5 GRC 2 NZL 6 FIN 3 CHN 3 ITA Ret AUS 2 GBR Ret

5th 44

2000 Ford Motor Co Ford Focus RS WRC
Ford Focus RS WRC
00 MON 2 SWE Ret KEN 4 POR 3 ESP 3 ARG Ret GRC 2 NZL 3 FIN 14 CYP 1 FRA 3 ITA 5 AUS DSQ GBR 4

3rd 46

2001 Ford Motor Co Ford Focus RS WRC
Ford Focus RS WRC
01 MON 2 SWE 3 POR 2 ESP 5 ARG 3 CYP 3 GRC Ret KEN Ret FIN 6 NZL 4 ITA 4 FRA Ret AUS 8 GBR Ret

6th 33

2002 Ford Motor Co Ford Focus RS WRC
Ford Focus RS WRC
02 MON 3 SWE 3 FRA 6 ESP Ret CYP 11 ARG 1 GRC 3 KEN Ret FIN 4 GER 8 ITA Ret NZL 4 AUS 4 GBR 3

3rd 36

2003 Citroën Total Citroën Xsara WRC MON 3 SWE 9 TUR 1 NZL 12 ARG 2 GRC 2 CYP 5 GER 6 FIN 4 AUS 5 ITA 4 FRA 2 ESP 7 GBR Ret

3rd 63

2004 Citroën Total Citroën Xsara WRC MON Ret SWE 5 MEX 3 NZL 6 CYP 3 GRC 19 TUR 4 ARG 1 FIN 3 GER 3 JPN 5 GBR 4 ITA 3 FRA 3 ESP 3 AUS WD 4th 73

2005 Citroën Total Citroën Xsara WRC MON SWE MEX NZL ITA CYP TUR 4 GRC 3 ARG FIN GER GBR JPN FRA ESP AUS 13th 11

Dakar Rally
Dakar Rally
results[edit]

Year Class Vehicle Position Stages won

2006 Car Volkswagen 11th 4

2007 9th 5

2008 Event cancelled – replaced by Central Europe Rally,where he finished first

2009 Car Volkswagen DNF 6

2010 1st 2

2011 3rd 7

2012 Did not enter

2013 Car Demon Jefferies DNF 1

2014 SMG DNF 2

2015 Peugeot DNF 0

2016 DNF 2

2017 DNF 0

2018 1st 2

References[edit]

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Safari Rally
1991 (source: Auto Hebdo), that is not yet taken into account by www.juwra.com. ^ " Team Peugeot Total
Team Peugeot Total
- The team". redbull.com. Retrieved 21 January 2018.  ^ " Carlos Sainz
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Spain's original WRC and off-road hero!". Retrieved 6 July 2015.  ^ "Carlos Sainz". Retrieved 6 July 2015.  ^ "WRC.com – Driver profile: Carlos Sainz". Retrieved 6 July 2016.  ^ "Multi-faceted biography characterises multi-talent Carlos Sainz". race-deZert.com, December 7, 2009. Retrieved 22 May 2017 ^ "Carlos Sainz". RallyBase. Archived from the original on February 12, 2009. Retrieved November 17, 2008.  ^ HISTORY REVIEW/ Wales Rally GB
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2013 - Rally of Legends ^ a b c d www.carlos-sainz.com – Statistics Retrieved March 28, 2013 ^ crash.net – Sainz to miss Australia. Retrieved March 28, 2013 ^ Central Europe Rally 2008 : The film of the stage Archived April 30, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. ^ " Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz
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Dakar Rally
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Carlos Sainz
abandona en el Dakar (in Spanish) Retrieved January 10, 2013 ^ Dakar.com – Stage 6 Quotes: Dakar Archived January 13, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved January 11 ^ News – Carlos Sainz: Sainz vows to return to Dakar Retrieved March 9, 2013 ^ autosport.co.uk - Dakar: Nasser Al-Attiyah
Nasser Al-Attiyah
wins stage 10 as Carlos Sainz crashes out Retrieved on 29th of March 2014 ^ RedBull.com - Dakar 2015: Coma on the comeback trail, Sainz out Retrieved 19th of January 2016 ^ " Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz
out of Dakar Rally
Dakar Rally
after gearbox failure on Peugeot", El Pais English Retrieved on 19th of January 2016 ^ motorsport.com - Sainz explains crash: “I was pushing to recover lost time” Retrieved 6th of January 2017 ^ " Dakar Rally
Dakar Rally
2018: Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz
wins race for second time", BBC, 20 January 2018. Retrieved 4 February 2018. ^ autosport.com – Polo WRC will run this year Retrieved June 3, 2011 ^ Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Motorsport – First outing: Volkswagen
Volkswagen
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World Rally Championship
– Nissen to offer Vettel WRC test Retrieved December 30, 2011 ^ autosport.co.uk – Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz
tries Volkswagen's Polo World Rally car for first time Retrieved March 2, 2012 ^ YouTube.com – Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz
tests VW Polo WRC @ Ehikki, Finland 27.6.2012 Retrieved September 20, 2012 ^ WRC.com – Legends join forces for Polo R WRC run Retrieved October 16 ^ WRC.com – I won't rally Polo, insists Sainz Retrieved December 14, 2012 ^ WRC.com – WRC legend Sainz back to winning ways Retrieved September 20, 2012 ^ www.carlos-sainz.com – Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz
vuelve a imponerse en el Rallye de España con un Porsche 911 Retrieved March 2, 2013] (in Spanish) ^ marathonrally.com - Dakar Rally
Dakar Rally
2015: Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz
and Cyril Despres to start with Peugeot
Peugeot
2015. Retrieved 29 March 2015 ^ wrc.com - Sainz leaves VW after Dakar deal Retrieved 29 March 2014 ^ "Carlos Sainz, distinguido con la Gran Cruz" (PDF).  ^ "Sainz and Mouton nominated to Rally Hall of Fame". Neste Oil Rally Finland. March 12, 2012. Archived from the original on September 10, 2012. Retrieved March 27, 2012.  ^ http://www.vw.com/vwbuzz/browse/en/us/detail/Carlos_Sainz_wins_his_third_FIA_World_Title_with_Volkswagen/186 ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/327212-2010-dakar-rally-stage-fourteen-carlos-sainz-takes-his-win

External links[edit]

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Official website of Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz
(in Spanish) (in English)

Awards and achievements

Preceded by Miki Biasion Autosport International Rally Driver Award 1990–1991 Succeeded by Didier Auriol

Sporting positions

Preceded by Miki Biasion World Rally Champion 1990 Succeeded by Juha Kankkunen

Preceded by Rod Millen Asia-Pacific Rally Champion 1990 Succeeded by Ross Dunkerton

Preceded by Juha Kankkunen World Rally Champion 1992 Succeeded by Juha Kankkunen

Preceded by Didier Auriol Race of Champions Champion of Champions 1997 Succeeded by Colin McRae

Preceded by Giniel de Villiers Dakar Rally Car Winner 2010 Succeeded by Nasser Al-Attiyah

Preceded by Stéphane Peterhansel Dakar Rally Car Winner 2018 Succeeded by Incumbent

Records

Preceded by Juha Kankkunen 153 starts (1979, 1982–2002, 2010) Most Rally starts 196 starts, (1987–2005) 154th at the 2002 Tour de Corse Succeeded by Incumbent

Preceded by Colin McRae
Colin McRae
25 wins (1987–2003, 2005–2006) Most Rally wins 26 wins, 26th at the 2004 Rally Argentina Succeeded by Sébastien Loeb 78 wins, 27th at the 2006 Rally Japan

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World Rally Champions

   

1977  S. Munari (FIA Cup) 1978  M. Alén (FIA Cup) 1979  B. Waldegård

1980  W. Röhrl 1981  A. Vatanen 1982  W. Röhrl 1983  H. Mikkola 1984  S. Blomqvist 1985  T. Salonen 1986  J. Kankkunen 1987  J. Kankkunen 1988  M. Biasion 1989  M. Biasion

1990  C. Sainz 1991  J. Kankkunen 1992  C. Sainz 1993  J. Kankkunen 1994  D. Auriol 1995  C. McRae 1996  T. Mäkinen 1997  T. Mäkinen 1998  T. Mäkinen 1999  T. Mäkinen

2000  M. Grönholm 2001  R. Burns 2002  M. Grönholm 2003  P. Solberg 2004  S. Loeb 2005  S. Loeb 2006  S. Loeb 2007  S. Loeb 2008  S. Loeb 2009  S. Loeb

2010  S. Loeb 2011  S. Loeb 2012  S. Loeb 2013  S. Ogier 2014  S. Ogier 2015  S. Ogier 2016  S. Ogier 2017  S. Ogier

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Winners of Autosport's International Rally Driver Award

1982: Michèle Mouton 1983: Stig Blomqvist 1984: Ari Vatanen 1985: Timo Salonen 1986–87: Juha Kankkunen 1988: Markku Alén 1989: Miki Biasion 1990–91: Carlos Sainz 1992: Didier Auriol 1993: Juha Kankkunen 1994–95: Colin McRae 1996: Tommi Mäkinen 1997: Tommi Mäkinen
Tommi Mäkinen
& Colin McRae 1998–99: Tommi Mäkinen 2000–01: Richard Burns 2002: Marcus Grönholm 2003: Petter Solberg 2004–06: Sébastien Loeb 2007: Marcus Grönholm 2008: Sébastien Loeb 2009: Mikko Hirvonen 2010–12: Sébastien Loeb 2013–17: Sébastien Ogier

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Dakar Rally
Dakar Rally
winners (cars)

1979: Alain Génestier (FRA) 1980: Freddy Kottulinsky
Freddy Kottulinsky
(SWE) 1981: René Metge (FRA) 1982: Claude Marreau (FRA) 1983: Jacky Ickx
Jacky Ickx
(BEL) 1984: René Metge (FRA) 1985: Patrick Zaniroli (FRA) 1986: René Metge (FRA) 1987: Ari Vatanen
Ari Vatanen
(FIN) 1988: Juha Kankkunen
Juha Kankkunen
(FIN) 1989: Ari Vatanen
Ari Vatanen
(FIN) 1990: Ari Vatanen
Ari Vatanen
(FIN) 1991: Ari Vatanen
Ari Vatanen
(FIN) 1992: Hubert Auriol (FRA) 1993: Bruno Saby
Bruno Saby
(FRA) 1994: Pierre Lartigue (FRA) 1995: Pierre Lartigue (FRA) 1996: Pierre Lartigue (FRA) 1997: Kenjiro Shinozuka (JPN) 1998: Jean-Pierre Fontenay (FRA) 1999: Jean-Louis Schlesser (FRA) 2000: Jean-Louis Schlesser (FRA) 2001: Jutta Kleinschmidt
Jutta Kleinschmidt
(GER) 2002: Hiroshi Masuoka
Hiroshi Masuoka
(JPN) 2003: Hiroshi Masuoka
Hiroshi Masuoka
(JPN) 2004: Stéphane Peterhansel
Stéphane Peterhansel
(FRA) 2005: Stéphane Peterhansel
Stéphane Peterhansel
(FRA) 2006: Luc Alphand (FRA) 2007: Stéphane Peterhansel
Stéphane Peterhansel
(FRA) 2008: not held 2009: Giniel de Villiers
Giniel de Villiers
(RSA) 2010: Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz
(ESP) 2011: Nasser Al-Attiyah
Nasser Al-Attiyah
(QAT) 2012: Stéphane Peterhansel
Stéphane Peterhansel
(FRA) 2013: Stéphane Peterhansel
Stéphane Peterhansel
(FRA) 2014: Nani Roma
Nani Roma
(ESP) 2015: Nasser Al-Attiyah
Nasser Al-Attiyah
(QAT) 2016: Stéphane Peterhansel
Stéphane Peterhansel
(FRA) 2017: Stéphane Peterhansel
Stéphane Peterhansel
(FRA) 2018: Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz
(ESP)

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Spanish Sportsman of the Year

José Marín (1982) Juan Antonio Corbalán
Juan Antonio Corbalán
(1983) José Manuel Abascal (1984) José Amengual (1985) José Luis González (1986) Jorge Martínez (1987) José Doreste (1988) Manuel Pereira
Manuel Pereira
(1989) Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz
(1990) Martin López-Zubero (1991) Miguel Indurain
Miguel Indurain
(1992) Jesús Ángel García
Jesús Ángel García
and Valentí Massana (1993) José María Olazábal
José María Olazábal
(1994) Miguel Indurain
Miguel Indurain
(1995) Fermín Cacho
Fermín Cacho
(1996) Joan Llaneras
Joan Llaneras
(1997) Àlex Corretja
Àlex Corretja
(1998) Abel Antón
Abel Antón
(1999) Joan Llaneras
Joan Llaneras
and Gervasio Deferr
Gervasio Deferr
(2000) Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol
(2001) Alberto García (2002) Juan Carlos Ferrero
Juan Carlos Ferrero
(2003) David Cal
David Cal
(2004) Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso
(2005) Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal
(2006) Rafael Trujillo (2007) Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal
(2008) Xavi
Xavi
Hernández (2009) Jorge Lorenzo
Jorge Lorenzo
(2010) Juan Carlos Navarro (2011) Joel González
Joel González
(2012) Francisco Javier Gómez Noya
Francisco Javier Gómez Noya
(2013) Marc Márquez
Marc Márquez
(2014) Javier Fernández (2015) Saúl Craviotto
Saúl Craviotto
(2016)

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 86672425 LCCN: n2011021150 ISNI: 0

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