It must be difficult to lift yourself from a shadow as large as rally legend Carlos Sainz, and with another strong start to the season behind him Carlos Sainz Jr. seems to be doing just that.. Now in his third season for Toro Rosso in Formula One, Carlos Sainz Jr. has firmly established himself as a strong talent with a potentially bright future ahead of him. Having been overlooked for the main Red Bull drive in place of his former team mate Max Verstappen, young Carlos Sainz has regrouped in impressive style to continue performing at a very high level and regularly pushing his car into higher positions than it realistically should be capable of finishing. Having effectively destroyed the remaining reputation of team mate and outgoing Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat this season, Sainz firmly has an eye on a berth further up the grid in seasons to come. With a bit of a reputation for being hard to deal with matched together with blistering pace and racecraft, is Sainz doing enough to earn his place in the spotlight for 2018? Vote now to tell us how you rate the first half of 2017 for Carlos Sainz, and leave a comment below! For more from the world of Formula One, check out the Formula One sub forum here at RaceDepartment and get involved with our awesome community..