CARLOS
SAINZ

A life behind the wheel

1990

World Rally Champion

1992

World Rally Champion

2007

FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup Champion

2010

Winner of the Dakar Rally

2018

Winner of the Dakar Rally

2020

Winner of the Dakar Rally

Dakar Rally

Victories

Podiums

Stage victories

Carlos in figures

Rallies

Victories

Podiums

Scratch

Lastest news

Press release Carlos Sainz

Hello everyone, On my return to Madrid the pains in my back after the Dakar Rally have persisted more than usual. Following the doctors' recommendation, I have undergone additional tests in order to accurately assess the extent of the injury. Unfortunately, the...

Accident of Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz in today’s stage.

Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz (Audi RS Q e-tron) were involved in an accident during the ninth stage of the 358-kilometer timed stage between Riyadh and Haradh. Six kilometers from the start the Audi RS Q e-tron suffered a rollover with serious damage to the car. Carlos...

Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz were the fastest in the stage.

Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz (Audi RS Q e-tron) have fallen just short of victory in the eighth stage of the Dakar Rally held today between the towns of Al Duwadimi and Riyadh with 346 kilometers timed. After a very tough few days for the Spanish drivers and the team,...

Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz second in tough Ha’il loop

Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz (Audi RS Q e-tron) continue at a good pace in today's fifth stage of the Dakar Rally, with a long special stage of 373 kilometers. The Spanish riders finished second in this day in which they did not have the slightest problem, although the...

Third place for Carlos Sainz, who climbs to fourth place overall

After yesterday's stage in which they lost time, Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz (Audi RS Q e-tron) returned to fight for the top positions on today's stage, the fourth of the Dakar 2023. The Spanish drivers started from a very late position. A puncture was the only...

Suspension ball joint breakage delays Sainz and Cruz from the lead

Complicated day for Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz (Audi RS Q e-tron) in the third stage of the Dakar Rally, which linked the towns of Alula and Ha'il. A broken ball joint in the left rear suspension meant a loss of time in the 378 kilometers of this special stage. At...

Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz, third, remain in the lead of the Dakar Rallye

Great stage for Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz (Audi RS Q e-tron) in which they finished third in the 430 kilometers of special stage, and in which they had to open the track throughout the day, in one of the most difficult days of the Dakar. After yesterday's great...

Victory for Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz (Audi RS Q e-tron) in the first stage of the Dakar Rally 2023, a triumph that has placed them as leaders of the race on the first day of the new year. The Spanish pilots had a great day. After a puncture in the first part of the...

Dakar kicks off with Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz sixth in the prologue

The first day of the Dakar Rally was held today to coincide with the end of the year, with the riders taking part in the 13-kilometer prologue stage that determined the starting order for tomorrow, when the real Dakar 2023 begins. Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz (Audi RS...

Carlos Sainz and Audi aim for podium in Dakar Rallye

Revolutionizing the sport towards energy efficiency and being among the best in the process: Audi has set itself an ambitious task for the RS Q e-tron's second participation in the Dakar Rally. After four stage wins in his first Dakar last January, Audi Sport director...