“Even the racing car emoji on WhatsApp is red” – Carlos Sainz was inspired to race for Ferrari after a chance meeting with this legendary driver.
Carlos Sainz is finally living his dream of being a Ferrari driver. All of this started with a meeting with a legend when he was a kid. He revealed who the person is in a conversation with the Ferrari media team.
“When I was 10 years old, I went to Barcelona and was lucky enough to meet one of my greatest heroes, Michael Schumacher, and visit the Ferrari garage. The atmosphere there was simply special, there is nothing like it. Therefore, I guess the easiest way to describe what joining Scuderia Ferrari means to me is a childhood dream come true.
“However, the way I see it, to put on the red race suit and drive for this team is much more than just a dream. As a racing driver, it’s a great honor and a big responsibility that I really look forward to experiencing and embracing.”
I would like to thank every single member of the team for making me feel at home since my arrival and during my debut in such an iconic place like Fiorano. Now It’s time to keep working hard during these next months to keep preparing the season ahead. Grazie a tutti! #CarlosSainz pic.twitter.com/JNFleZjYnQ
— Carlos Sainz (@Carlossainz55) January 28, 2021
Carlos Sainz is all about Red!
Sainz also spoke about his fascination with the red color since his childhood. After driving the orange McLaren, he is now racing in his dream red Ferrari.
“I had many red toy cars back in the day and even my first ever go-kart was completely red. Nowadays, even the racing car emoji on WhatsApp is red! Every single racing driver and fan knows what Scuderia Ferrari represents and even if you are not into motorsports or even if you don’t like cars at all, you still recognize the brand and associate the color red with Ferrari. That’s how big it is.”