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Sainz: Dad more ‘understanding' than Marko

Carlos Sainz believes his two-time rallying World Champion father is a more “understanding” mentor to young drivers than Dr Helmut Marko. Sainz snr was the king of rallying in the early 1990s, winning the sport’s biggest title twice and collecting 26 WRC victories in total. At the age of 58, the Spaniard still competes in the gruelling Dakar Rally each January and has won it three times, including this year. He also offers the benefit of his vast experience to younger drivers such as Cohete Suarez, Pepe Lopez and Jan Solans. That gives Sainz a similar kind of role in rallying to which Marko fulfils in Formula 1 under the latter’s title of head of Red Bull’s driver development...
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