There is absolutely no denying that Ferrari’s alleged second driver Carlos Sainz is on fire at the moment; One could even reckon the Spaniard is at the peak of his Formula 1 career, having secured two back-to-back pole positions against the indestructible Red Bull Racing and their superstar Max Verstappen.
But, that’s not it! Sainz further went on to orchestrate one of the greatest drives of his entire motorsport journey, smartly evading Mercedes’ double threat to secure his second race victory at the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix last weekend. What’s shocking is that, amidst the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc, it is Sainz who has ultimately managed to end Red Bull and Verstappen’s Impeccable race win streak.
This is the moment that secured Norris P2, and won Sainz the race, Fantastic racecraft from both. pic.twitter.com/z6M9x8ncLd
— Dino (@FormulaDino) September 18, 2023
The Spaniard found himself in testing conditions and needed something extremely smart to secure his victory on Sunday evening at Marina Bay. And then arrived his DRS game, almost similar to what Hamilton did against his ex-teammate Nico Rosberg during the 2016 title showdown at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Sainz pulled back the gap to Norris and gifted the Briton DRS as leverage to fight against Hamilton and Russell. From thereon, it was nothing but a sheer masterclass from Carlando to keep the two Mercedes drivers at bay right until the chequered flag. Hence, having secured such an ecstatic victory around the streets of Singapore, Sainz enjoyed his post-race celebrations with his new girlfriend.
Rebecca Donaldson and Carlos Sainz together in Amber Lounge post-Singapore GP
One of the fans managed to spot Sainz having a wonderful time with his girlfriend Rebecca Donaldson at the Amber Lounge in Singapore. The short video clip shows Sainz having his arm wrapped around Rebecca whilst having a laugh with his other friends.
Carlos out celebrating in Singapore pic.twitter.com/XQQfezk61d
— Mari (@very_berry99) September 17, 2023
It was only a couple of months back when Sainz parted ways with his ex-girlfriend Isa Hernaez after six long years of a healthy relationship. Although the reason remains a mystery, Hernaez publicly acknowledged her deep-rooted friendship with the Ferrari driver and wished her now ex-boyfriend a successful future before officially bringing the chapter to an end.
Days later, there were stories making rounds where many allegedly spotted Sainz with supermodel Rebecca during the Monaco Grand Prix weekend. While the story hardly ever caught on, Sainz has inadvertently made the rumor true by bringing her along for his F1 outing in Singapore. Hence, now that the Sainz-Rebecca tale is confirmed authentic, will the pair continue to make more paddock appearances in the coming months?