Carlos Sainz moved from Renault to McLaren for the 2019 season, replacing Fernando Alonso. Carlos and his partner Lando Norris, 2018 Formula 2 Championship runner-up, drove the orange MCL34 designed by the team led by Pat Fry (Engineering Director), with Peter Prodromou as chief engineer, Mark Ingham as head of chassis design and Guillaume Cattelani as chief of aerodynamics. The power was provided by Renault E-Tech 19 1.6 L direct injection V6 turbocharged engine coupled with Renault kinetic and thermal energy recovery systems (KERS). Sainz demonstrated strong performance, consistently scored points and finished 6th in the drivers’ championship, five positions ahead of his teammate. In the Brazilian Grand Prix, his 101st race, Sainz, earned his first podium in Formula One. Previous round, the USA Grand Prix was the 100th Grand Prix for the Spaniard.
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