As part of his preparation for the upcoming Formula 1 season, the Scuderia Ferrari driver participated in three days of rigorous testing with the Tony Kart official team.
Carlos Sainz participated in three days of karting at the Franciacorta Karting Track in Castrezzato (BS). As part of his preparation for the 2023 season, the Spanish driver, an F1 driver for the Scuderia Ferrari, left the track and joined our Tony Kart Racing Team.
On January 12 and 13, Sainz rode the Tony Kart Racer 401 RR, KZ configuration and powered by Vortex, with Felix Porteiro and Roberto Merhi, a former Formula One driver for Manor Marussia (in the past our official driver in the major international races). The next Friday, January 27, he conducted a second test session, this time on the Italian track, this time under the supervision of his father, Carlos Sainz Senior, a rally legend.
The Ferrari driver improved his lap time dramatically by closely collaborating with our experts on Racer 401 RR setup, data, and track approach. He also completed a number of racing simulations when his fellow countrymen Merhi and Porteiro were around.
It was an opportunity for him to reconnect with his sporting roots as well as spend the practice sessions with old pals. Carlos had actually competed in motorsports in the past under the banners of the Tony Kart Racing Team and the OTK Kart Group. It is noteworthy that he won the KF3 division at the CIK-FIA Asia-Pacific Championship in 2008 and the Monaco Kart Cup in 2009, in addition to winning the European Vice-Championship that same year.
This is a summary of an article from the Tony Kart site, you can view the original article here.