No Hamilton-like fame for Carlos Sainz: “I just like being myself”
His move to Scuderia Ferrari should bring Carlos Sainz much-needed sporting results in the future, despite the team’s significant decline. Driving for Ferrari, however, also brings other things with it.
He hasn’t driven a single yard for Ferrari yet, but the impact of his switch is already being felt. Racing for the illustrious Italian team has done wonders for Sainz’s popularity. “I’ve already felt a bit that since it was announced because it was huge in Spain and I expect it to keep going up and keep growing”, Carlos Sainz said.
That he is now even more in the spotlight, the Spanish driver sees it as a good thing. “I enjoy that and it’s great to have the fans on your side, to have the media attention, I think it only brings positive things.” – he added.
Projects outside the sport
Driving for a top team and the fame that comes with it, often causes drivers to use their status to explore new projects outside the sport, as Lewis Hamilton does. Carlos Sainz, however, has no plans to change his life drastically. “I just like being myself,” he says. “I’m not planning on exploring one side of my image or the other.“
Carlos therefore prefers to see himself as a normal, family-oriented man. “If I become more famous for being a Ferrari driver, that will not change my approach. I will not suddenly go into fashion or anything other than what I am being. I don’t have a lifestyle honestly that differs from what a normal guy is.” – the new Ferrari driver concluded.
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