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All eyes on Toro Rosso young guns Verstappen and Sainz Jr

All eyes on Toro Rosso's Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr as young guns prepare F1 debuts

All eyes on Toro Rosso young guns Verstappen and Sainz Jr

JEREZ, Spain (AP) -- Like father, like son.

At least, that is the long-term plan for Formula One newcomer Carlos Sainz Jr., who hopes to emulate his father by becoming world champion one day.

The 20-year-old Spaniard, the son of two-time rally world champion Carlos Sainz, will make his debut for the Toro Rosso team at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 15.

He almost seems old compared to his teammate, the 17-year-old Max Verstappen.

His father, Jos Verstappen, was a moderately successful F1 driver, competing in over 100 races and securing two podium finishes. That makes him the most successful Dutch racer ever, but his son has far loftier ambitions.

Although Toro Rosso has the youngest driver lineup in F1 history, team principal Franz Tost considers their age irrelevant.


Updated : 2021-09-25 16:31 GMT+08:00