Renault Sport F1 Team driver Carlos Sainz Jr will follow in his double world rally championship winning father, Carlos Sainz, who won the 2018 Dakar Rally at the weekend as Sainz Jr will compete in the 2018 World Rally Championship season opening Rallye Monte Carlo.

Sainz who will partner Nico Hulkenberg in Formula One in 2018 will contest the final stage of Rallye Monte Carlo in a Renault Megane RS on January 28.

Speaking about the news, Sainz commented by saying:

I’m really looking forward to experiencing Rallye Monte Carlo for the first time. I’ve heard so much about it from my dad – how difficult the stages are, how the conditions can change in an instant from snow to rain or bright sunshine and of course how you need nerves of steel for some of those mountain passes and hairpins! It’s going to be a real thrill to take part in such a legendary event behind the wheel of a Renault Mégane R.S, which will be fitted with snow and studded tyres so I can get a more complete sensation of rallying around these stages.

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