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Verstappen gave Sainz ‘confidence' to shine in F1

Apr.14 Going wheel to wheel with Max Verstappen gave Carlos Sainz the 'confidence' to know that he belonged in Formula 1. The pair both made their debuts for Toro Rosso in 2015, and Spaniard Sainz now admits that 'it was immediately clear that Max had extraordinary gifts'. 'Being able to stand up to him gave me the confidence to continue in F1 – I knew I was in the right place,' he told Corriere della Sera. 'I knew I would be able to race against anyone.' Indeed, after moving on to Renault and McLaren, 26-year-old Sainz has now landed at Ferrari – alongside the Italian team's long-term driver Charles Leclerc. 'Some people think we are too young for Ferrari,' said Sainz, 'but I...
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