Formula 1

Sainz taken to hospital following heavy FP3 crash

1 Mins read

A crash for Carlos Sainz Jr curtailed the final practice session at the Sochi Autodrom, with the Spanish driver being taken to the medical centre after being extracted from his car.

The Scuderia Toro Rosso driver appeared to lose control of his car entering turn 13, spinning firstly into the wall at the side of the track and then helplessly hitting the wall at the end of the run-off zone at high speed.

The session was immediately halted while marshals and the medical team could attend to Sainz, with the Spaniard firstly being taken to the medical centre before being airlifted to hospital.

Sainz did appear to give a thumbs up as he entered the ambulance, but it is likely that he will not be able to compete for the rest of the weekend.

The Checkered Flag will bring updates on Sainz’s condition as and when more is known.

Related posts
Formula 1

Turkish Grand Prix Dropped from 2021 Calendar, Austria to Host Two Races

2 Mins read
The Red Bull Ring will host two races in 2021 after the coronavirus pandemic put paid to the chances of Turkey hosting a Grand Prix in June.
Formula 1

Pirelli’s Mario Isola: “It soon became apparent that two stops were necessary”

1 Mins read
The abrasive nature of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya meant a two-stop strategy was the best way to attack last Sunday’s sixty-six-lap Spanish Grand Prix, according to Pirelli’s Mario Isola.
Formula 1

Williams’ Dave Robson: “Once again, the top-10 was agonisingly close”

1 Mins read
The Williams team remain completely motivated after getting close to the points in Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Leave a Reply