PODCAST: Carlos Sainz on hunting that elusive first win, as Beyond The Grid returns for 2022


Will 2022 be a life-changing year for Carlos Sainz? He sits in a Ferrari which looked fast and reliable in pre-season testing. He’s proved he has what it takes to win in Formula 1. Can he make that final step to the top of the podium?

As Sainz tells Tom Clarkson, he still looks back with frustration on races he feels he could have won. You’ll hear how his seasons at McLaren shaped Sainz into the driver he is today, and how he offered reassurance to Daniel Ricciardo during the Australian’s tough time at the team.

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Plus his rivalries and friendships with Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris, how contract security changed his approach to racing, the physical and mental gains he’s made during early morning gym sessions and why F1’s Smooth Operator is not actually smooth at all…

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Tune into the first new episode of Beyond The Grid in 2022 to hear from Ferrari’s Spanish star. Simply hit play in the audio player above – or click here to listen on your preferred podcasting platform.

You can also find more episodes from Beyond The Grid here – including interviews with the likes of Daniel Ricciardo, Lando Norris and Charles Leclerc.


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