Victim of an engine failure, Carlos Sainz took a long time to get out of his Ferrari, which was starting to catch fire. The Spanish driver escaped unscathed.
The races follow each other and are not alike for Carlos Sainz. A week after the first victory of his career, at Silverstone, the Spanish driver was forced to retire during the Austrian Grand Prix this Sunday.
Sainz betrayed by his Ferrari
Just over 10 laps from the finish, Sainz was betrayed by the engine of his Ferrari as he found himself firmly in third position, en route to another podium. He immediately had to join the edges of the track.
📻 Sainz: “No, no, no, no…!”
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Problem, Sainz stopped in a sloping place. As the F1 cars are not equipped with a handbrake, he had to keep his foot on the brake until the marshals intervened to block his car. And meanwhile, a fire was breaking out on the Ferrari. Sainz stayed for long seconds in his single-seater, while the flames approached him, before being able to get out.
No injury for the Spaniard
As is often the case in the event of an incident where the health of the pilots is uncertain, the production has stopped filming the scene. But soon, a shot showing Sainz away from his Ferrari gave reassuring news. And the Spaniard, with a sign of the thumb, indicated that everything was fine to a marshal.
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