Sainz and Verstappen on their 'racing dads'

Sainz and Verstappen on their 'racing dads'

Family members hanging around racing paddocks is nothing strange, but most aren't as celebrated as Carlos Sainz and Jos Verstappen. BEN ANDERSON asked Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr about their famous fathers

Youngsters are usually a bit embarrassed by their parents, seeking any opportunity to escape their clutches. After all, would you want your dad hanging around while you try to look cool in front of your mates? And there are few worlds cooler to be hanging around in than Formula 1...

But it's different for Carlos Sainz Jr and Max Verstappen. The F1 rookies and Toro Rosso team-mates see their respective fathers as iconic figures within their chosen profession, and valuable allies that can help them progress.

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