Feb 2, 2016

Carlos Sainz trains with Red Bull triathlete Mario Mola

The Spaniard driver has travelled to Palma de Mallorca to rise his game

Few sports are more demanding than Formula One. That is why Carlos Sainz is willing to find new ways to improve his physical condition, as every step he makes in his training program may translate into a competitive edge on track.

Carlos Sainz has travelled to Palma de Mallorca (Balearic Islands) to meet the Olympic triathlete Mario Mola, whom he will train with until Thursday evening. It is a unique opportunity to share philosophies and compare their respective programs, which in essence are very similar though they differ in intensity.

Today, Carlos and Mario have swam 2,6 kilometers, cycled 33 kilometers and ran 70 minutes with nine sprint series in which they have followed a demanding pace: 4 minutes per kilometer. Both are Red Bull athletes, and the brand will immortalize their experience with a video that will be revealed in the upcoming days.

Shortly after his visit to the Balearic Islands, the Spaniard driver will fly to Faenza, Italy, to visit Scuderia Toro Rosso's factory. There, he will prepare the latest details for the Barcelona winter tests, which will begin on February 22nd with Carlos behind the wheel of the new STR11.

Mario Mola was born in Palma de Mallorca in 1990. He has practiced sport since childhood. When he was 15, he became a triathlete. With 22, he became Olympic by participating at the London Olympic Games, where he finished fifth. Since then, he has progressed and stablished himself as a regular podium finisher in the international competitions. At the London World Cup (2013), he won the bronze medal. In 2014 and 2015, he won the silver one at the Edmonton and Chicago World Cups respectively.