WATCH: Carlos Sains roasts himself in front of NBA royalty at F1 United States GP


After a year of absence from the Formula 1 calendar, the United States Grand Prix was back. Besides the return from the F1 paddock to Austin, it also brought some fun in the form of Chris Bosh and Dikembe Mutombo; two NBA veterans. The two basketball players helped Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc shoot some baskets.

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The Spaniard was ready to show off his skills to the NBA legends but missed every shot he took. Even though Sainz missed all of his shots, his teammate was quite impressed with his skill to which Sainz responded with a self-roast.

Carlos Sainz roasts in front of NBA veterans at United States Grand Prix

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Before the United States Grand Prix, the two Ferrari drivers met Bosh & Mutombo. Sainz was ready to show off his basketball skills to NBA veterans and Leclerc. However, he didn’t score a single shot. But nonetheless, Leclerc was complimented by Sainz, to which the Spaniard responded with a joke.

Leclerc said, “Dude, you got the style though” to which Sainz replied, “Yes, but I don’t have the talent.” The Ferrari driver was not happy not to have scored a single point and wanted to give it one last chance.

Formula 1 F1 – Preseason Testing – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 14, 2021 Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc arrive for REUTERS / Hamad I Mohammed testing

He said, “I need to make one, Carlos one, please.” A.” And as fate willed it, Sainz eventually scored and punched Mutombo.

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How did Carlos behave on the track in Austin?

The 27-year-old started fifth on the grid for Sunday’s race, was optimistic about his rise to the podium. However, as the checkered flag ended the race, Sainz ended up in seventh place; pick up six points in the process.

Formula 1 F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, USA – October 23, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. in action during qualifying REUTERS / Brian Snyder

Now, with a week off the racing world, the number 55 driver is hoping to bounce back at the Mexican Grand Prix. With five races remaining until the end of the season, what is your forecast for Sainz? Let us know in the comments below.

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