Rally ace samples Historic Williams

Former World Rally Champion Carlos Sainz celebrated his 40th birthday by driving a Williams FW08 at Jarama recently. Sainz, who raced Formula Fords in his younger days, swapped his Ford Focus WRC for the ex-Rosberg car of countryman Joaquin Folch ahead of the opening TGP race of the season.

After a briefing from the Hadfield Racing crew that prepares it, Sainz quickly started to explore the limits and, in a 10-minute run, set a time that would have been good enough for seventh on the TGP grid.

Folch went on to win the race in the car that prevailed in the 1982 Swiss Grand Prix.