Important accident suffered by the Spanish Carlos Sainz with his Ferrari in free practice this Saturday, prior to qualifying for the Italian GP that is taking place this weekend. Fortunately, the crash had no physical consequences for the pilot, who was unable to complete more than 14 laps in this morning session.
Sainz was running on medium tires when lost control of his car on the Ascari corner and crashed into the crash barriers, suffering a strong blow to the neck and causing the red flag in the session. The Spaniard told his team on the radio that the blow was “very strong” and that, despite being a little hurt, he feels “well“.
😱 What an accident of Carlos Sainz in Monza! 😱
– DAZN Spain (@DAZN_ES) September 11, 2021
The first scans carried out by the Ferrari driver’s medical services do not detect any significant damage and, in principle, it is enabled to run in the sprint classification of this Saturday. However, you will have to go through the infirmary again for a last protocol review to be able to confirm your presence in the classification … if your car also allows it.
And is that the front of his car was completely destroyed after the strong impact and the Ferrari mechanics are already working against the clock so that everything is ready before qualifying to sprint. However, it will be necessary to see how serious the damage is and if the chassis has any affectation that requires change.
This would probably be the worst outlook for the team, since changing this would entail a sanction and sentenced Sainz to start from the back of the grid in the race on Sunday. If so, everything indicates that it will be reserved in Saturday’s qualifying and will run directly on Sunday in the race.