Many Formula 1 drivers develop a passion for building up their supercar collection, with drivers such as Charles Leclerc owning a number of limited edition and spectacular vehicles.
Unlike the other drivers on the grid however, Carlos Sainz has never actually purchased himself a car, despite his successful career in motorsport.
When the Spaniard turned 18 he has bought a Volkswagen Golf by his parents and since then, Sainz has only added to his car collection with gifts from his teams.
In his time with McLaren, the 28-year-old was able to add a $300,000 McLaren 720S and a $250,000 600LT Spider to his garage, two significant improvements on his VW Golf.
Since his move to Ferrari, he was also given a $250,000 Ferrari Roma, powered by a 611-horsepower turbocharged V8 engine.
It is only after securing his first win in Formula 1, which came at Silverstone last year, that Sainz has decided to spend his own money on a car and it is more than worth the wait.
The Spaniard has just taken delivery of a Ferrari 812 Competizione, completely customised by Ferrari’s tailor made programme to Sainz’s liking.
On his YouTube series ‘Don’t Blink’, Sainz took fans through his visit to Maranello, where he has a look around the factory and designed his new Ferrari, adding some cool features along the way.
The 812 Competizione is a smooth satin silver on the exterior and has been given glossy carbon fibre trims with bright red detailing.
The red features are a staple of the cars design, with the skirts, air vents and brake calipers all being this same stunning shade of red.
With regards to the smaller details, the carpets have Sainz’s driver number ‘55’ stitched into them, while the carbon fibre tread plates read ‘Smooth Operator’, in reference to the song that he has sung over the team radio in the past.
Fans can tune into ‘Don’t Blink’ or visit the Ferrari driver’s Instagram to get a look at Sainz’s beautiful new car in all of its glory.
It remains to be seen whether this new purchase will be the first of many for Sainz, who may have developed a taste for supercars after taking home his 812 Competizione.