14:16 – Carlos Sainz Jr. says he is profiting from Nico Hülkenberg’s greater Formula 1 experience, having previously been paired with fellow youngsters at Toro Rosso.

Sainz Jr. debuted alongside Max Verstappen at Toro Rosso in 2015, before linking up with Daniil Kvyat, who joined the grid a year beforehand, and then spent two races next to newcomer Pierre Gasly.

Ahead of his full-time move to Renault for 2018, on loan from Red Bull, Sainz Jr. switched to the manufacturer for the final four Grands Prix of 2017, in place of Jolyon Palmer.

Sainz Jr. linked up with Hülkenberg, who has started 135 Grands Prix for Williams, Force India, Sauber and Renault, having also claimed victory at Le Mans with Porsche.

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