Get to know CARLOS SAINZ & Lucas CRUZ!14/12/2016 - 04:00

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Carlos SAINZ
Job: professional rally driver
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 84 kg
Eyes: Green
Live in: Madrid, Spain
Nationality: Spanish
Birth Date: 12/04/1962


 

Rather beach or mountains? Both, I like to change: summer at the beach, winter in the mountains

What’s your dream destination? Majorca

Rather sweet or salty? Sweet

Fast food or gourmet? Gourmet

What’s your favorite ice-cream flavor? Hazelnuts

Which home-cooked-meal would you be? A nice sea food dish

Which drink would you be? The red wine from my own production: Pegaso W°1

 

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What’s your favorite & necessary foodstuff - that you can’t live without? Melon

The first thing you swallow when get out of bed? A coffee

The last thing you do before sleeping? I go to toilets

How many hours of sleep on average? 6 hours

What do you think is your biggest character quality? I can't say myself, people think I am so serious, even strict, but I am not

 

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What do you think is your biggest character flaw? Impatient, but I tend to be less

What’s your musical style? I don’t listen that much to music, I have Lucas who puts his playlist in the car

What’s your favorite TV show? I only watch TV to follow Formula 1

Do you have other passions in life than motorsport? Sport, in general: squash, football, ski, tennis, bicycling.

How do you spend your time in between 2 races? I follow my son on the Formula 1 events, every time it’s possible

What makes you laugh? My friends

What is the thing that irritates you the most? When we don’t follow the plan

The best time of your life until now?

Which object/artifact to live the next 95year? My iPhone

Which Peugeot for your daily life? PEUGEOT 308 GTi

If you would be a weekday, which one would it be? Friday

If you would be a number, which one would it be? 1st

 

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If you would be a color, which one would it be? Blue

If you would be an animal, which one would it be? A dog

Vintage or modern? Vintage

Any addiction? No one that I can mention here

Any superstition? I don’t like black cats

Any scars? 5

Any tatoo? No

 

 

How did you get to motorsport / How does it appear to be your vocation?

 

My brother and brother in law were racers. I used to watch them from the time I was 11, with a true passion. I had to wait 18 to start competing. Now I am 54 and achieved a great carreer, which is not finished yet.

 

Your most beautiful/biggest emotion in your motorsport career?

My first WRC victory, in Acropolis in 1999.

 

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 > GET TO KNOW CARLOS SAINZ' CO-DRIVER [LUCAS CRUZ]. READ THE ARTICLE BELOW <

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Lucas CRUZ
Job: co-driver for Carlos SAINZ
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 80kg
Eyes: Brown
Live in: Caldes de Montbui, Catalogna, Spain
Nationality: Spanish
Birth Date: 26/12/1974


 

Rather beach or mountains?  Both!

What’s your dream destination? Somewhere in an isolated place… like home!

Rather sweet or salty? Sweet

Fast food or gourmet? Pizza gourmet

What’s your favorite ice-cream flavor? Cheese-cake

Which home-cooked-meal would you be? Mushroom and bacon risotto with a lot of cheese

Which drink would you be? Red wine or water

What’s your favorite & necessary foodstuff - that you can’t live without? Ice-cream!

The first thing you swallow when get out of bed? A fresh made orange juice

 

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The last thing you do before sleeping? I read the news on my tablet… and fall asleep on the tablet

How many hours of sleep on average? 8 hours

What do you think is your biggest character quality? Kind

What do you think is your biggest character flaw? Perfectionist, almost strict

What’s your musical taste/style? I recommend you to listen to the ‘’LlibertFortuny’’ saxophone music

What’s your favorite TV show? I do not watch TV

Do you have other passions in life than motorsport? All kind of sports

How do you spend your time in between 2 races? I go to the gym, I practice bicycling, paddle, I run and climb

 

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What makes you laugh? My friends, we always have a good time altogether

What is the thing that irritates you the most? Lazy people

The best time of your life until now? Today! I am 41 and I'm blooming

Which object/artifact to live the next 95year? A credit card

Which Peugeot for your daily life? PEUGEOT Traveller

If you would be a weekday, which one would it be? Thursday

If you would be a number, which one would it be? 7

If you would be a color, which one would it be? Green

If you would be an animal, which one would it be? A dog

Vintage or modern? I like the mix. My home decoration is a mix of both

Any addiction? Ice-cream!

Any superstition? Not at all

Any scars? A lot, everywhere

Any tatoo? No

 

 

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How did you get to motorsport and co-driving / How does it appear to be your vocation?

In my little hometown, there was a guy who became professional rally driver. After only one race, his co-driver gave up. I was young and my only concern was motorcycling, but this guy conviced me to co-drive and hired me. It was in 1994, I was 14 years old. From that time I never stopped.

 

Your most beautiful/biggest emotion in your motorsport career ?

My biggest emotion is when we won the Dakar for the first time with Carlos - in 2010. Now when I have a look back on my career I am so thankful: I got the chance to race beside great drivers. It’s been 22 years that I am in motorsport and it keeps going good for me!

 

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