F1: Will Sainz Jr. follow in the footsteps of father Sainz Sr. at Dakar?

Carlos Sainz recently shared his thoughts on moving to another racing series after F1. The Spaniard was recently sighted at the 2023 Dakar Rally supporting his father, Carlos Sainz Sr., who is one of the drivers in the rally raid series. Hence, he was asked whether he would join the rally raid after F1.

Ferrari F1 driver Carlos  Sainz Jr. during the Stage 2 of the Dakar 2023 between Sea Camp and Al-‘Ula, on January 2nd, 2023 in Al-‘Ula, Saudi Arabia

In an interview with Sky Sports, Sainz Jr. expressed how he likes the atmosphere at Dakar and the type of racing. He also shared how he has been following the rally racing series for 15 years and supporting his father. Though he explained how he has no intention of leaving F1 and joining another sport, he hinted that he could participate in Dakar in the future. He said:

“If I’m here it’s because I’m interested in the race and I like it, not just because my dad is here. It’s a beautiful race, which I’ve been following for over fifteen years. Not at the moment, I’m too busy as you all know. But in the future, you never know. Again, it’s a race I really like.”