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Carlos Sainz

Formula One

Smith announces their newest ambassador, FormulaOne driver Carlos Sainz. The rising F1 star has been proving his mettle on and off the course. The son of champion Rally Car driver, Carlos Sainz Sr., the high-speed Spaniard has thrill-seeking in his blood. When he’s not on course, Carlos enjoys mountain biking, skiing, climbing, and even an occasional surf. Mild mannered and humble, he is the epitome of Smith’s belief that real-life happens beyond walls.

When Carlos Sainz steps to the track in the upcoming F1 season, he’ll be geared up in Lowdown sunglasses, featuring Smith’s pinnacle innovation, ChromaPop. As F1 cars reach up to 375 km/h, Carlos is accustomed to reacting quickly. ChromaPop lens innovation enhances clarity and natural color to let Carlos to see sharper and react at F1 speeds, even when he’s just charging on his bike through the hills outside Madrid.


  • 2017 is his 3rd year competing in F1 World Championship with Scuderia Toro Rosso
  • A young talent with significant potential for success in F1
  • Adventure heritage runs through his veins

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