Chris McCormack was one of the keys to Carlos Sainz’s first great success at Formula 1
7 April 2015
One of the keys to the great season of a rookie like Carlos Sainz, Jr. in Formula 1 is his magnificent physical condition. The pilot is passionate about triathlon and when he can compete in a test.
That passion for triathlon made for the race in Malaysia, where he has not stopped receiving praise for his magnificent eighth place. He sought help in a myth of our sport such as Chris McCormack.
The double champion in the Hawaii Ironman fine-tuned Sainz’s set-up before an exhausting race at a physical level such as Malaysia, where the heat and humidity have pushed the limit to the level of pilots with careful attention to their physical preparation such as Fernando Alonso.
Carlos Sainz went to a paradise for triathletes like Laguna Phuket. Macca prepared a specific plan to face the conditions of the Sepang circuit. The pilot spent a week with intense race and bike swimming sessions.
The bike relied heavily on mountain biking with steep slopes of up to 30% gradient.
The result after these intense sessions was a magnificent performance in the race.