VIDEO: Carlos Sainz Left Confused After Crashing Into Turn 3 at Zandvoort F1 Practice

Published 09/04/2021, 6:45 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 3, 2021 Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. in action during practice REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw


The new layout of the Zandvoort circuit has proven to be a handful for a lot of drivers. Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz became the latest driver who found turn 3 to be a tricky corner. The Spaniard could not control his car going into the first banked corner of the circuit and crashed into the barrier.

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Sainz was running in P2 in the Free Practice 3 session. He was on a fast lap when he lost the rear of his car and collided with the wall. This is the first accident at the corner in the whole weekend.

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Carlos Sainz crashes out of FP3 in Zandvoort

The Spanish driver has looked strong all weekend long as he finished the FP2 in P2 behind his teammate. The crash with the barrier could prove to be damaging for the Italian team, as Sainz could have damaged the gearbox.

” Ah S**t. Sorry guys, I don’t know what happened,” said Carlos on his team radio after his crash at Turn 3 in Zandvoort.

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When asked if he was okay after the crash, Sainz replied,” Yeah, I’m okay. I just don’t know what happened.”

Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 27, 2021, Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. during practice REUTERS/Johanna Geron

The crash could prove costly for Sainz as he could miss qualifying if the damage is too much to the car. He was looking strong in his Ferrari throughout the weekend.

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Can Sainz compete in the qualifying? Let us know.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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