NEW KIDS ON THE GRIDS: Carlos Sainz jnr (left) and Max Verstappen jnr - which is the real golden boy of Formula 1 2015? Images: Facebook
MADRID, Spain - Is young and new Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz the real 'revelation of the season'? Seems so...
The build-up to the son of the same-named Spanish World Rally ace in his debut Formula 1 season has been totally overshadowed by Max Verstappen, at 17 the youngest driver in F1 history and already compared by some to the great Ayrton Senna.
The reality is that Sainz, the "other" Toro Rosso driver with a famous father, has scored more points than Dutchman Verstappen and in Barcelona was hailed for qualifying fifth.
'PEOPLE FORGET QUICKLY'
Sainz jnr said with a smile when asked by Diario Sport newspaper: "I don't know if I am the revelation of the year but the start for me has been positive and I think I have surprised a lot of people.
"Now I have to continue at this level because the same people forget very quickly."
He was relieved that, after all the Verstappen hype, he had made a mark on 2015. "We've all seen how good Max is - it was not exaggerated but just because he is good does not mean I am not as well.
"These first races have shown the people who thought that he would destroy me."