Spanish giants Real Madrid expressed its condolences to the family of Ferrari F1 driver Carlos Sainz Jr. after the death of his grandfather Antonio Sainz Rebollo. Antonio was a successful Spanish businessman but never had an affiliation towards motorsports like his son and grandson.

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However, he purchased a Renault car for Carlos Sainz Sr. which led to his son eventually taking up the sport.  Carlos Sainz Sr. ended up being one of the best Rally drivers in history with two  World Rally Championship drivers' titles with Toyota in 1990 and 1992,  three Darkar Rally wins (2010, 2018 and 2020) and four runner-up finishes.

Coming back to the message sent by  Real Madrid,  the Los Blancos had shared,  "Real Madrid, its president and its Board of Directors deeply lament the passing of Antonio Sainz Rebollo, the father of our honorary member  @CSainz_oficial  and the grandfather of  @Carlossainz55, and they wish to send their condolences and affection to his family and loved ones."

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Talking about his grandfather, Sainz shared how he would walk with him while he rode his tricycle as a kid.  “I haven’t seen my grandparents for three months since I went to Australia to race and when I returned it was the confinement. It’s time to go see them for the first time. You have to be very careful. My grandfather is crazy to take a walk with me on a tricycle. Let’s do it. I’m sure we’ll enjoy it,” Carlos Sainz Jr. shared on his YouTube channel in a video from 2020.