The Spanish driver of Scuderia Toro Rosso this weekend completed his first year in Formula 1
Carlos Sainz: "It's unbelievable how quickly my first season in Formula 1 has gone by! I still remember this time last year as if it was yesterday... It was a very special moment in my career too as, after the 2014 Abu Dhabi test with our friends at Infiniti Red Bull Racing, I was confirmed as a Scuderia Toro Rosso driver! It will now be good to go back there and race...
"I look back and have some very good memories: scoring my first ever F1 points in my first race in Australia; qualifying in P5 in front of my home crowd in Barcelona; racing from pits to points in Monaco... Okay, then there's been a bit of an unlucky streak, but we were able to overcome that and I've had some more good races lately, like Austin for example. I've learned so, so much this year that I can be sure I've become a better driver and I can use this experience to grow even more. This year was all about gaining experience, and that's what we've done! It's also a track that suits our car a bit better than the last few races..."
Schedule Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Formula 1:
FRIDAY, 27 NOVEMBER
10:00h - 11:30h Free practice 1
14:00h - 15:30h Free practice 2
SATURDAY, 28 NOVEMBER
11:00h - 12:00h Free practice 3
14:00h - 15:00h Qualifying
SUNDAY, 29 NOVEMBER