Sainz signed for McLaren after one full season at Renault and has shown his ability during the first half of the season, currently sitting as best of the rest. He previously spent a few seasons at Toro Rosso, Red Bull's junior team before joining Renault midway through the 2017 season.
Sainz admitted the pressure hasn't changed since joining McLaren but feels the faith the team have shown in him will allow him to perform at his best.
“Under the Red Bull programme you always feel pressure, in the same way in McLaren you feel pressure to deliver because it’s McLaren,” Sainz said as quoted by Motorsport Week.
“At Red Bull I was on a contract that renewed every year. I think sometimes it is underestimated how much it’s a boost for a driver to know you’re going to be there for a couple of years so you can settle in, find your way with a car, with a team.
“I think there’s always examples out there to look at. I think it’s the best way to perform as an athlete is with a bit of stability.”