The circuit of Zandvoort He has returned to Formula 1 with strength and showing why he was, since ancient times, one of the most respected by drivers. The three free practice sessions were interrupted with a red flag due to track exits, breakdowns or incidents, which predicts that the race will not be easy for anyone.
The last victim was Carlos Sainz. The Madrilenian crashed with his Ferrari at the beginning of the third free practice sessions of the Netherlands GP, against the dreaded Turn 3. He entered the bank badly with an incline of more than 19º, he lost control of his Ferrari, it hit the side guards and bounced off the wall on its back. The red car was seriously damaged.
Carlos Sainz, straight against the wall in turn 3! 😨 Your Ferrari has been sooo touched!
– DAZN Spain (@DAZN_ES) September 4, 2021
“I’m sorry guys, I don’t know what happened,” Sainz complained over the radio. Those apologies go to the mechanics, who saw how your work preparing for classification It was increasing exponentially and under the pressure of the limited time they had.
Even if they repair it, this blow is already going to affect not only Sainz’s confidence (at least in the first steps in that area), but also in the mechanics. Especially if it requires the replacement of a part of the car, especially the gearbox that would imply a penalty of 5 positions.
The photo you never want to take but … @ Carlossainz55 I was fine, I think more sore from him @ScuderiaFerrari than for him, but that’s what the people of Binotto are for, to get to qualification without much problem pic.twitter.com/9gKsXW0MzP
– F1 FROM INSIDE (@PressRacing) September 4, 2021
On such a tight and twisty circuit where overtaking will be very difficult, this accident can seriously weigh down your chances of achieving a good result.