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Sainz denies improving image after Renault switch

  • Published on 27 Oct 2017 19:23
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Carlos Sainz has denied he has had to change his personal image after switching from Toro Rosso to Renault. When driving for the Red Bull-owned team, the young Spaniard was mainly seen with scruffy hair, stubble and often a backwards-worn cap.

But suddenly, now that he is a works Renault driver, the 23-year-old is clean shaven, without a cap and with a fresh, clean and combed haircut. Asked if he has been told to adhere to Renault's higher corporate standards, Sainz protested: "No!

"I shave every Thursday," he smiled in Mexico. "I get my hair cut when I get my hair cut, but because I wear a cap, very few people notice. The fact is that negotiations about which cap I will wear - Renault or Red Bull - are still going on. So I think when you wear a cap, you can spend less time in front of the mirror," Sainz added.

He said a more important issue is the welcome he has got at Renault, including praise from his bosses like F1 legend Alain Prost: "I know they are happy with the first race so I want to keep this level now," said Sainz. "Alain Prost is a legend of the sport but also many drivers congratulated me because nobody knows better how hard it is to change teams," he added.
 

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  • f1today is into fashion all of a sudden? :P Jokes aside, we all have periods of doing things. This look might be a temporary thing, or its Sainz moving on. As long as he keeps doing a good job as a driver, I dont mind.

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