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Carlos Sainz’s background with Renault
Carlos Sainz’s story has been intertwined with Renault’s since his early steps in single-seater racing, although he already knew the brand from the days when his father competed in the Spanish Rally Championship. Carlos’ first encounter with a Renault F1 car happened in the 2005 Spanish GP, when as a kid he sat at the wheel of a R25. As a driver, he won the 2011 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC in his rookie year and then in 2014 he was crowned champion of the Formula Renault 3.5, sealing his promotion to Formula 1, where he has achieved his greatest successes to the moment with Renault-powered cars.
RENAULT, A MAJOR PLAYER IN RACING
Renault's relationship with auto racing dates back to the early-dawn of motor-racing, as it was a Renault AK car the one to claim the victory in the first Grand Prix race ever (France, 1906). In 1977, the team entered the Formula 1 World Championship with the first-ever turbo engine, which was copied by its rivals. Since then, Renault technology has won 12 Constructors' titles and 11 Drivers'. Now, it returns with its very own factory team to enrich its already magnificent racing record.