The young French driver was confirmed dead a few hours after the incident and questions were asked whether racing would continue. Formula 2 did not go ahead on the Sunday but the Formula 1 grid took to the track in honour of Hubert.
Whilst drivers such as Daniel Ricciardo have revealed they considered not driving Sainz has revealed he had no hesitations.
"We were shocked," Sainz admitted to MotorsportTotal.com.
"That hit us all hard.
"I woke up on Sunday morning and started running, thinking about it and feeling that I had to race, I thought everyone should race that day.
"I think Anthoine would have been proud that he would have liked it."
The Spaniard also explained how he does not think about the dangers in F1, adding: "I honestly do not think about it, that may be right or wrong, but I never thought about the dangers in the Formula One car, yes, maybe in a wet race when you do not see anything."