(Motorsport-Total.com) – Carlos Sainz 2019 secured sixth place in the drivers' championship Top place among the midfield teams . His first year at McLaren was the best of his Formula 1 career so far, which 2015 started with Torro Rosso and ended 2018 led to the British. There he formed a completely new team of drivers with rookie Lando Norris.
“Carlos was a good mentor for me”, reveals the 20 – year-old. “I don't want to say that because it makes me feel like the worse driver, but I've learned a lot from him. Probably more than he obviously learned from me because of his experience, became same old.” After all, Sainz was in Formula 1 four years before Norris.
The rookie could benefit from this: “There are a lot of things that have helped me to do better, that have helped me have to beat him in some cases – because of things I learned from him. He was very intestine, he helped me, he was open to help me and I gave him the same thing back, “said Norris.
“I think that was also a good thing between usain this season. But yes, he was a good guy to learn from.” The chemistry on and off the racetrack was furthermore right, finally became fourth in the constructors' ranking. Norris ended his first Formula One season as 11th overall.
Although the young Brit had to get the official rookie Title left to Alexander Albon (8th / Crimson Bull). The followers chose him on 'Formula1.com' as their personal rookie of the year – and with a clear lead. Because while Norris 76 received percent of the votes, Albon only came up with 16 percent. George Russell (Williams) was eight.