“Someone Get Netflix in There”: Carlos Sainz Dramatically Stops Himself From Crossing the Line After Controversial Penalty to Leave Fans in Disbelief

Published 04/02/2023, 5:03 AM EDT

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The 2023 Australian Grand Prix was an unforgettable affair. Even though, at the end of the day, it was the usual suspect, Max Verstappen who took away the silverware, the race in itself was filled with drama and enticing plotlines. One such storyline was the potential of a Spanish civil war erupting soon. After Kevin Magnussen DNFed, the race was brought to a halt with only a handful of laps to go. What ensued at the restart may have ruined Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso‘s relationship beyond repair.

At the restart, Sainz collided with Alonso, who was in third. Naturally, Alonso was miffed. However, post that incident,  Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly came together bringing out another red flag. Luckily for Alonso, he was reinstated to third, given that none of the cars had crossed the first sector before the red flag had come out. But for Sainz, he was penalized with a five-second time penalty that meant he finished 12th.


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He was quoted as saying, “I prefer not to speak because I would say bad words. First I want to go and talk to the commissioners because the penalty is unfair.” Now, the fans have decided to speak up for him.

Fans react as Carlos Sainz fumes at stewards for his Australian GP penalty

As soon as this quote by Sainz went viral, fans rushed to the social media site, Twitter to share their reactions. One fan even commented, “someone get netflix in there, i need to hear this man CUSSING OUT”

Let’s take a look at just a few of the fan reactions to this viral quote.


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Some people even compared Sainz’s comments to that of the legendary Jose Mourinho.

Sainz was arguably and visibly disturbed as he even dramatically stopped himself from crossing the line after the controversial penalty. And the fans were team Carlos Sainz all the way!


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Do you think the penalty dished out to Sainz for his turn 1 incident with Alonso was fair?


Written by:

Anirban Aly Mandal


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Anirban Aly Mandal is a Formula 1 Author at EssentiallySports. In his pursuit for a Bachelor's degree in Law from Symbiosis Law School, he has written multiple academic papers centered around the domain of motorsports. Not only that, but due to his love for F1, he aims to work as a legal advisor in the most prestigious racing series in the world some day.
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Varunkumaar Chelladurai