Sainz Jr races under Red Bull spotlight

Global Motorsport Media

Jan.25 (GMM) With Red Bull juniors Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne stepping up for 2012, the spotlight is set to fall on the energy drink company's next young hopeful.

That youngster is Carlos Sainz Jr, the 17-year-old son of the Spanish world rally legend.

Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz

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Sainz Jr is now the cream of Red Bull's junior driver programme, and this week is heading to Milton Keynes to drive the F1 team's state-of-the-art driver simulator, Spanish sports newspaper Marca reports.

Also in the spotlight this year is Russian 17-year-old Kaniil Kvyat, who like Sainz Jr is the other 'veteran' of the Red Bull programme.

Sainz Jr moves into the British F3 championship for 2012; a category previously won by former Red Bull juniors Ricciardo, Vergne and Jaime Alguersuari.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Carlos Sainz , Daniel Ricciardo , Jaime Alguersuari , Jean-Eric Vergne
Tags kvyat, red bull, ricciardo, sainz, vergne