“What these kids go through is tough for me to accept,” Carlos Sainz opens up about his purpose away from F1

Carlos Sainz has recently talked about the foundation that he is working with to make the life of cancer-ridden children in Spain a bit bearable.

Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz

Carlos Sainz, the Ferrari driver has recently opened up about the charity work that he has been doing, and has further indicated how it keeps him humble and helps him in disconnecting from F1.

Carlos Sainz is playing a huge role in Juegaterapia, which is a foundation that supports children suffering from cancer in his native land of Spain. He tries to bring smiles to the faces of the children by providing them with consoles, tablets, etc. Moreover, he has been doing this since his early days at the pinnacle of motor racing.

During the Spaniard’s early days in F1, he was sponsored by PlayStation and when he knew about the work of the organization, it was a no-brainer for him to go ahead with his idea of providing ill children with consoles, etc.

While talking about his charity work, Sainz recently said,What these kids go through is extremely tough for me to digest and to accept, and extremely tough to understand how life can be so mean in some regards.”

Since I met the guys in Juegaterapia, we have found ways to try and make the time where a kid who is going through cancer – and it doesn’t matter if it’s terminal or not terminal – is as fun and as light as possible.”

It may never make it good but at least you try and improve it, make it better, to pass the time better.”

It’s something I feel attached to. Obviously, I would like to help in more things in life, not only if I could give in Africa, but if I could do other stuff in other countries, I would.”

Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz

But what I feel is closer to me, what I feel where I can help is making the lives of kids that are going through a tough time in Madrid, or places close to me, a bit better.

This is what I’m trying to do, and I find it very fulfilling. There are very few things that make me feel so in touch with a kid.”

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Carlos Sainz has found a new perspective on life

Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz

Carlos Sainz is seen as one of the most down-to-earth people on the F1 grid as he is never seen wearing flashy things or showing off his accessories. Moreover, he keeps it simple, and his desire to help the Juegaterapia foundation stems from the fact that, in his days as a young child, he was also very close to getting diagnosed with cancer.

The 27-year-old while talking about the foundation, further added, “It was close to my family,” added Sainz. “I said ‘Okay, after personally going through this, I need to find ways to help these kinds of associations even more.”

And it grounds you completely. You suddenly realize how unimportant a qualifying lap you did back in 2017 was that pissed you off so much.”

You realize how insignificant that is compared to all the other problems that people may have in life and I’ve seen them very close to me and it’s tough, it’s very tough.”

It does ground you. It brings you back out of the bubble in which we live and you see a bit of life with a lot more perspective.”

For every guy that has the frenetic life that we have, it’s key to step away a bit and say ‘Okay, it’s time to stop traveling a bit and see what can happen to you in life.”

Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz

At any point, you need to go back to your life, enjoy it and live it to the maximum.”

Carlos Sainz has made his mission to help the Juegaterapia foundation as much as possible in their noble cause and believes that there is a whole another life away from F1, that often gets overshadowed by the glitz and glam of the sport.

Moreover, he has indicated that it is important to disconnect every now and then in order to realize the harsh realities of life and how tough it is for the less fortunate to survive in today’s dynamic world.

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Rishabh Negi is an F1 author at FirstSportz who ardently follows Formula One and is also a passionate supporter of the Arsenal football team. He has done his Master's degree from the Delhi School of Economics and sees writing about F1, as something, that provides him solace to disconnect from the everyday chaos of life.