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

2024

Winner of the Dakar Rally

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Dakar Rally

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Podiums

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Carlos in figures

Rallies

Victories

Podiums

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Dakar Rally

Victories

Podiums

Stage victories

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Carlos Sainz is one step away from winning the Dakar Rallye

Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz (Audi RS Q e-tron) have taken a very important step today to achieve what would be their fourth Tuareg. In one of the most feared and complicated stages of this edition, the Spanish riders have made a perfect day without problems and errors...

Complicated stage for Carlos Sainz, who continues to lead the Dakar

Today's stage was not expected to be very complicated, but the Dakar is always full of surprises. Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz (Audi RS Q e-tron) suffered three punctures in this tenth stage of 371 kilometers in the AlUla loop. Two punctures in the first part and a...

Carlos Sainz still firmly in the lead of the Dakar

Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz (Audi RS Q e-tron) face the final stretch of the Dakar Rally 2024 as solid leaders of the race. In today's stage, with a long 417-kilometer special stage, Audi had an exceptional team day and the three Audi RS Q e-tron Audi drivers drove...

Carlos Sainz fourth in the eighth stage consolidates his lead

Today's 458-kilometer stage eight between Al Duwadimi and Hail consolidated the lead of Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz (Audi RS Q e-tron) at the head of the Dakar Rally, increasing the gap with their main rival Sebastien Loeb (Bahrain). Calos and Lucas drove a...

Sainz holds his own on one of the toughest days of the second part of the Dakar

Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz (Audi RS Q e-tron) continue to lead the Dakar Rally as the Saudi Arabian event enters its second part. Today was the longest stage of the race with 483 kilometers with a finish in the town of Al Duwadimi. Carlos Sainz finished fourth in the...

Carlos Sainz leads the Dakar after the toughest stage of the race

Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz with the Audi RS Q e-tron are the leaders of the Dakar Rally after a terrifying stage of 758 kilometers, disputed in two days in which they have shown their potential not only at the controls of the Audi but also demonstrated their ability...

Carlos Sainz regains the lead in the first part of stage 6

The novel 48-hour stage and the good strategy of Carlos Sainz, has led the Spanish driver to the lead of the race, when the first part of the sixth stage that will end today in Shubaytah has been disputed today. Carlos Sainz started 17th today after choosing a...

Dakar stage 5 is all about strategy

Today was a short stage, with a lot of navigation and dunes, but the strategy was the highlight of this fifth stage that took the riders to the town of Shubaytah. Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz finished the day in 28th position, nine minutes behind the winner of day 1....

Carlos Sainz remains in the fight after another difficult stage

The Dakar 2024 has been one of the toughest in recent years. Today, despite the fact that the fourth stage, the second part of the marathon, was a shorter special stage than the previous ones with 299 kilometers, punctures and complex navigation were once again the...

Carlos Sainz just a few seconds off the lead after a difficult day

The third stage of the Dakar Rally, today's 438-kilometer timed special stage, once again demonstrated the toughness of the rally. Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz with the Audi RS Q e-tron have managed to maintain their fight for the win, despite suffering navigation...