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Sainz feels "no added pressure" for 2019

Carlos Sainz Jr. will be the only Spaniard on the grid next season, with the driver replacing Fernando Alonso at McLaren; but Sainz has insisted he does not feel any added pressure. Sainz has admitted before that Alonso was his idol growing up and his desire to race in Formula One was fuelled by the two-time world champion. Alonso retired from F1 after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with his attempts to complete the Triple Crown by winning Indy 500. "There is no extra pressure in that way, mainly because as a driver, you never feel the crowd or the expectations of your home country as pressure. You find it positive," Sainz said at the FIA Gala on Friday evening. "For me, the...
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