Carlos Sainz Cenamor is a Spanish rally driver. He won the World Rally Championship drivers' title with Toyota in 1990 and 1992, and finished runner-up four times. Constructors' world champions to have benefited from Sainz are Subaru, Toyota and Citroën.
Nicknamed El Matador, Sainz holds the WRC record for most career starts. He was also the first driver not from Scandinavia or Finland to win the 1000 Lakes Rally in Finland, and finished the Swedish Rally second four times and third twice, in this case without ever breaking the trend. Besides WRC successes, he has won the Dakar Rally, the Race of Champions and the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship. His co-drivers were Antonio Boto, Luís Moya and Marc Martí.
His son, Carlos Sainz, Jr., born in September 1994, won the 2009 Junior Monaco Kart Cup and began a professional formula racing career.
I'm not thinking about the possibility that I might have to stop the car and then sleep through the night in the middle of the desert. If I have to do that, then okay. I'll get on with it. Of course I know the stories about the men with guns but it's best not to think about them -- and then hope we don't see any of them.