How Ferrari has brought the best from F1's smooth operator
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How Ferrari has brought the best from F1's smooth operator

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As a young boy, Carlos Sainz was schooled by his father in the special folklore surrounding Ferrari in Formula 1. Now an established grand prix ace – and a Ferrari driver to boot – Sainz opens up to BEN ANDERSON about driving for the team of his childhood hero, and of his own boyhood dreams

The 2005 Spanish Grand Prix is remembered chiefly for a crushing Kimi Raikkonen and McLaren victory over home hero Fernando Alonso. Supporting Alonso in the Renault pit that weekend was World Rally Champion Carlos Sainz Sr – a huge F1 fan in his own right – alongside his 10-year-old son.

The connections between modern Spanish motorsport's most famous names are well known, but there was another, less well-known trip the Sainzes made that weekend which ultimately proved far more significant.

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