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Biography - Record

1980 Dispute his first rally, the Shalymar (Madrid) with R-5TS Gr.1
1981 WINNER First National Championship Seat Panda Rallye.
2nd Renault Iniciación Cup (R5-TS) in circuits with official driver Red Renault de Madrid y Provincia.
Compete in four rallys of Spain Championship with Seat Panda Gr.2, official driver Seat.
1982 WINNER Renault 5 Cup
1983 WINNER National Cup Renault (R5-TURBO) in circuits.
CHAMPION Zona Centro de Pilotos de Rallyes (Renault R5- Turbo 200 C.V. Gr.4).
WINNER First Challenge Centro de Rallyes. Official driver Red Renault de Madrid y Provincia, both circuits and rallyes.
1984 CHAMPION Zona Centro de Pilotos de Rallyes (Renault R5-Turbo 200 C.V. Gr.B). Official driver Red Renault de Madrid y Provincia.
1985 2nd Spain Rally Championship (Renault R5 Tour de Corse Gr.B.). Official driver Renault España.
1986 2nd Spain Rally Championship (Renault R5 Maxi Turbo Gr.B.). Official driver Renault España.
1987 SPAIN RALLY CHAMPION
(Ford Sierra Cosworth Gr.A). Compete for the first time in rounds of World Rally Championship:
  • PORTUGAL - Retired
  • CORSICA - 7th Overall
  • RAC (UK) - 8th Overall
  • Official driver Ford Spain
1988 SPAIN RALLY CHAMPION
(Ford Sierra Cosworth Gr.A.). Results in the World Rally Championship:
  • PORTUGAL - Retired
  • CORSICA - 5th Overall
  • 1000 LAKES (Finland) - 6th Overall
  • SAN REMO (Italy) - 5th Overall
  • RAC (UK) - 7th Overall
  • Official driver Ford Spain
10th IN WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
1989 Joins with TOYOTA TEAM EUROPE to compete in the World Rally Championship with CELICA FOUR Gr.A.
Results in the World Rally Championship:
  • MONTE CARLO - Retired
  • PORTUGAL - Retired
  • CORSICA - Retired
  • ACRÓPOLIS (Greece) - Retired
  • 1000 LAKES (Finland) - 3rd Overall
  • RAC (UK) - 2nd Overall
8th IN WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
1990 Renews his contract with TOYOTA TEAM EUROPE and becomes the first team driver with the same car.
Results in the World Rally Championship:
  • MONTE CARLO - 2nd Overall
  • PORTUGAL - Retired
  • SAFARI (Kenya) - 4th Overall
  • TOUR DE CORSE (France) - 2nd Overall
  • ACRÓPOLIS (Greece) - 1st Overall
  • NEW ZEALAND - 1st Overall
  • ARGENTINA - 2nd Overall
  • 1000 LAKES (Finland) - 1st Overall
  • AUSTRALIA - 2nd Overall
  • SAN REMO (Italy) - 3rd Overall
  • LOMBARD RAC (UK) - 1st Overall
With his victory in New Zealand and its second places in Australia is proclaimed:
  • ASIA-PACIFIC RALLY CHAMPION
  • WORLD RALLY CHAMPION
1991 Continued as first driver in TOYOTA, with OVE ANDERSSON team principal and with the same CELICA.
Results in the World Rally Championship:
  • MONTE CARLO - 1st Overall
  • PORTUGAL - 1st Overall
  • SAFARI (Kenya) - Retired by engine failure on 5th Stage when he was leader
  • TOUR DE CORSE (France) - 1st Overall
  • ACRÓPOLIS (Greece) - 2nd Overall
  • NUEVA ZELANDA - 1st Overall
  • ARGENTINA - 1st Overall
  • 1000 LAGOS (Finland) - 5th Overall
  • AUSTRALIA - Retired
  • SAN REMO (Italy) - 3rd Overall
  • CATALONIA (Spain) - Retired
  • LOMBARD RAC (UK) - 3rd Overall
WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP'S RUNNER UP
1992 Another year in the TOYOTA TEAM EUROPE with new "CELICA TURBO 4WD CARLOS SAINZ LIMITED SERIES ".
  • MONTE CARLO - 2nd Overall
  • PORTUGAL - 3rd Overall
  • SAFARI (Kenya) - 1st Overall
  • TOUR DE CORSE - 4th Overall
  • ACRÓPOLIS (Greece) - Retired
  • NEW ZEALAND - 1st Overall
  • ARGENTINA - 2nd Overall
  • 1000 LAKES (Finland) - 5th Overall
  • AUSTRALIA - 3rd Overall
  • CATALONIA (Spain) - 1st Overall
  • RAC (UK) - 1st Overall
WORLD RALLY CHAMPION
1993 Joins with LANCIA JOLLY CLUB TEAM.
  • MONTE CARLO - 14th Overall
  • PORTUGAL - Retired
  • SAFARI (Kenya) - Retired by engine failure on 5th Stage when he was leader
  • TOUR DE CORSE (France) - 4th Overall
  • ACRÓPOLIS (Greece) - 2nd Overall
  • NEW ZEALAND - 4th Overall
  • AUSTRALIA - Retired
  • SAN REMO (Italy) - 2nd. Disqualified
  • CATALONIA (Spain) - Retired
1994 Joins with PRODRIVE to compete in the World Rally Championship with SUBARU IMPREZA 555 Group A.
  • MONTE CARLO - 3rd Overall
  • PORTUGAL - 4th Overall
  • TOUR DE CORSE (France) - 2nd Overall
  • ACRÓPOLIS (Greece) - 1st Overall
  • ARGENTINA - 2nd Overall
  • NEW ZEALAND - Retired
  • 1000 LAKES (Finland) - 3rd Overall
  • SAN REMO (Italy) - 2nd Overall
  • RAC (UK) - Retired
WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP'S RUNNER UP
1995 Continued in the same team for compete in the eight rounds of World Rally Championship 1995.
  • MONTE CARLO - 1st Overall
  • SWEDEN - Retired
  • PORTUGAL - 1st Overall
  • TOUR DE CORSE - 4th Overall
  • Suffers a strong injury in the shoulder that has to be operated, so you can not participate in the Rally of New Zealand.
  • AUSTRALIA - Retired
  • CATALONIA (Spain) - 1st Overall
  • RAC (UK) - 2nd Overall
WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP'S RUNNER UP
1996 Joins with Toyota Team Europe for three years, but but after they sanctioned this team by the FIA and not to run in the World Championship, returns to Ford.
  • SWEDEN - 2nd Overall
  • SAFARI (Kenya) - Retired
  • INDONESIA - 1st Overall
  • ACRÓPOLIS (Greece) - 3rd Overall
  • ARGENTINA - 2nd Overall
  • 1000 LAKES (Finland) - Retired
  • AUSTRALIA - 3rd Overall
  • SAN REMO (Italy) - 2nd Overall
  • CATALONIA (Spain) - Retired
3rd IN WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
1997 Continues to fulfill its contract with FORD with new"FORD ESCORT WORLD RALLY CAR" and the management of the team pass to the Boreham to Malcolm Wilson.
  • MONTE CARLO - 2nd Overall
  • SWEDEN - 2nd Overall
  • SAFARI (Kenya) - Retired
  • PORTUGAL - Retired
  • ESPAÑA - CATALUNYA - 10th Overall
  • TOUR DE CORSE (France) - 2nd Overall
  • ARGENTINA - Retired
  • ACRÓPOLIS (Greece) - 1st Overall
  • NEW ZEALAND - 2nd Overall
  • 1000 LAKES (Finland) - Retired
  • INDONESIA - 1st Overall
  • SAN REMO (Italy) - 4th Overall
  • AUSTRALIA - Retired
  • RAC (UK) - 3rd Overall
3rd IN WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
WINNER RACE OF CHAMPIONS
1998 Joins with TTE (TOYOTA TEAM EUROPE) for upcoming three seasons and continues with his personals sponsors Fortuna and Red Bull. Drive the COROLLA WRC and the spanish brand Movistar joins the Toyota-Castrol team with as a second sponsor.
  • MONTE CARLO - 1st Overall
  • SWEDEN - 2nd Overall
  • SAFARI (Kenya) - Retired
  • PORTUGAL - 2nd Overall
  • ESPAÑA - CATALUNYA - 7th Overall
  • TOUR DE CORSE (France) - 7th Overall
  • ARGENTINA - 2nd Overall
  • ACRÓPOLIS - 4th Overall
  • NEW ZEALAND - 1st Overall
  • 1000 LAKES (Finland) - 2nd Overall
  • SAN REMO (Italy) - 4th Overall
  • AUSTRALIA - 2nd Overall
  • RAC (UK) - Retired
WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP'S RUNNER UP
1999 Continues to fulfill its contract with TOYOTA TEAM EUROPE.
  • MONTE CARLO - Retired
  • SWEDEN - 2ndOverall
  • SAFARI (Kenya) - 3rd Overall
  • PORTUGAL - 2nd Overall
  • ESPAÑA - CATALUNYA - Retired
  • TOUR DE CORSE (France) - 3rd Overall
  • ARGENTINA - 5th Overall
  • GREECE - 2nd Overall
  • NEW ZEALAND - 6th Overall
  • FINLAND - 3rd Overall
  • CHINA - 3rd Overall
  • SAN REMO (Italy) - Retired
  • AUSTRALIA - 2nd Overall
  • RAC- ENGLAND - Retired
5th IN WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
2000 Joins with FORD MARTINI MOVISTAR with FOCUS RS WRC. Continues with his personal sponsors: Fortuna and Campofrio.
  • MONTE CARLO - 2nd Overall
  • SWEDEN - Retired
  • SAFARI (Kenya) - 4th Overall
  • PORTUGAL - 3rd Overall
  • ESPAÑA - CATALUNYA - 3rd Overall
  • ARGENTINA -Retired
  • GREECE - 2ndº Absoluto
  • NEW ZEALAND - 3rd Overall
  • FINLAND - 14th Overall
  • CYPRUS - 1st Overall
  • TOUR DE CORSE (France) - 3rd Overall
  • SAN REMO (Italy) - 5th Overall
  • AUSTRALIA - Retired
  • RAC-ENGLAND - 4th Overall
3rd IN WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
2001 Continues to fulfill its contract with FORD MARTINI MOVISTAR with FOCUS RS WRC. Continues with his personal sponsors: Fortuna and Campofrio.
  • MONTE CARLO - 2nd Overall
  • SWEDEN -3rd Overall
  • PORTUGAL - 2nd Overall
  • ESPAÑA - CATALUNYA -5th Overall
  • ARGENTINA - 3rd Overall
  • CYPRUS - 3rd Overall
  • GREECE - Retired
  • SAFARI (Kenya) - Retired
  • FINLAND - 6th Overall
  • NEW ZEALAND - 4th Overall
  • SAN REMO (Italy) - 4th Overall
  • TOUR DE CORSE (France) - Retired
  • AUSTRALIA - 8th Overall
  • RAC-ENGLAND - Retired
6th IN WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

SPORTS MERIT MEDAL

GRAND CROSS OF THE ROYAL ORDER OF THE SPORT MERIT
2002 Renews his contract with FORD team for another year.
  • MONTE CARLO - 3rd Overall
  • SWEDEN - 3rd Overall
  • TOUR DE CORSE (France) - 6th Overall
  • ESPAÑA - CATALUNYA - Retired
  • CYPRUS - 11th Overall
  • ARGENTINA - 1st Overall
  • GREECE - 3rd Overall
  • SAFARI (Kenya) - Retired
  • FINLAND - 4th Overall
  • GERMANY - 8th Overall
  • SAN REMO (Italy) - Retired
  • NEW ZEALAND - 4th Overall
  • AUSTRALIA - 4th Overall
  • RAC-ENGLAND - 3rd Overall
3rd IN WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
2003 World Rally Championship.
Citroën official driver with Xsara WRC
  • MONTE CARLO - 3rd Overall
  • SWEDEN - 9th Overall
  • TURKEY - 1st Overall
  • NEW ZEALAND - 12th Overall
  • ARGENTINA - 2nd Overall
  • GREECE - 2nd Overall
  • CYPRUS - 5th Overall
  • GERMANY - 6th Overall
  • FINLAND - 4th Overall
  • AUSTRALIA - 5th Overall
  • SAN REMO (Italy) - 4th Overall
  • TOUR DE CORSE (France) - 2nd Overall
  • ESPAÑA - CATALUNYA - 7th Overall
  • RAC-ENGLAND - Retired
3rd IN WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
2004 World Rally Championship.
Citroën official driver with Xsara WRC
  • MONTE CARLO - Retired
  • SWEDEN - 5th Overall
  • MÉXICO - 3rd Overall
  • NEW ZEALAND - 6th Overall
  • CYPRUS - 3rd Overall
  • GREECE - 19th Overall
  • TURKEYA - 4th Overall
  • ARGENTINA- 1st Overall
  • FINLAND - 3rd Overall
  • GERMANY - 3rd Overall
  • JAPAN - 5th Overall
  • ENGLAND - 4th Overall
  • SARDINIA (Italy) - 3rd Overall
  • TOUR DE CORSE (France) - 3rd Overall
  • ESPAÑA - CATALUNYA - 3rd Overall
4th IN WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
2005 Compete only two races of World Rally Championship with Citroën Xsara WRC.
  • TURKEY - 4th Overall
  • GREECE - 3rd Overall
TOTAL WINS: 26
SECOND PLACES: 36
THIRD PLACES: 35
PODIUMS: 97

Carlos Sainz joins for Volkswagen Motorsport for compete in Dakar Rally 2006.

3rd in Baja Portugal
2006 Compete in Rally Lisboa-Dakar, win four stage with Volkswagen Touareg, 11th.

Morocco Rally. Retired
2007 Compete in Rally Lisboa-Dakar with Volkswagen Touareg, win five stage, 9th.

1st Rally Transibérico (Portugal)
2nd Morocco Rally
2nd Rally UAE Desert Challenge (Dubai)

CHAMPION OF THE FIA'S WORLD CUP RALLY CROSS COUNTRY.

Winner Rally Shalymar with Skoda Fabia WRC
2008 Continues with Volkswagen Motorsport team with Race Touareg.

1st Central European Rally (Romania and Hungary)

Compete in Nurburgring 24 hours with Volkswagen Sirocco

2nd with class
14th overral

2nd Pax Rally Portugal
2009 Continues with Volkswagen Motorsport team with Race Touareg.

1st Rallye Dos Sertoes, Brazil.

1st Silk Way Rally, Russia.

Retired in Rally Dakar by accident
2010 Continues with Volkswagen Motorsport team with Race Touareg.

Win Rally Dakar Argentina-Chile

Win Silkway Rally in Russia
2011 3rd Rally Dakar-Argentina-Chile-Perú

Advisor and driver of development Volkswagen Motorsport

4th 500 km de Alcañiz with his son, Carlos Sainz Jr
2012 Win Rallye España Histórico with Porsche 911

Advisor and driver of development Volkswagen Motorsport
2013 1 stage victory in the Rally Dakar with Buggy Qatar Red Bull

Win Rallye España Histórico with Porsche 911

Advisor and driver of development Volkswagen Motorsport
2014 2 stage victory in the Rally Dakar with Buggy SMG Red Bull

Win category rally drivers of Verve Street Racing
2015 Official diver of Team Peugeot Total for Rally Dakar
2016 Official diver of Team Peugeot Total for Rally Dakar

2 stage victoria in the Rally Dakar with Peugeot 2008 DKR 16
2017 Official diver of Team Peugeot Total for Rally Dakar