WATCH: Carlos Sainz Brings Out Red Flag After Dangerously Crashing His Ferrari During Hungarian GP Qualifying

Published 07/31/2021, 10:05 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 15, 2021 Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


In a high intense qualifying session, Carlos Sainz crashed in Q2 at the 16th corner of the track. This saw the session get red-flagged, which meant all the drivers on the grid head back to their respective garages.

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The Spanish driver must be devastated as he couldn’t make the most out of it in round two of qualifying. But, it’s the Scuderia garage that is disappointed, as they didn’t get enough time to fix the car and couldn’t compete in Q3.

Carlos Sainz crashes in the qualifying round brings out the red flag

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As the Spaniard was zipping around the track, setting the best time he could. He lost control of his Ferrari in the final turn of the track, which saw him hit the barrier.

The crash not only saw him lose his front wing but also lost his chances of getting into Q3. Sainz did walk away from the incident unharmed, but it surely destroyed his confidence as prepares himself for tomorrow’s race.

 

All hopes were riding on Charles Leclerc, and the Monegasque driver did salvage the Scuderia’s weekend at Budapest. He saw himself as the seventh fastets and will be hoping to gain some places as the lights go out on Sunday.

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The 26-year-old did have an impressive start to the weekend in Budapest, as he set the fourth-fastest time in FP1. However, in FP2 a different story was told, as he could only manage to come the twelfth on the timesheet.

But, the Spaniard isn’t one to give up and was hell-bent on redeeming himself, and he did exactly that. In the last practice session on Saturday before the high-paced quali session, Sainz found himself back in fourth place. This surely gave him high hopes of good quali pace later in the evening.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 30, 2021 Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr in action during practice REUTERS/Florion Goga

However, it didn’t go as planned, though Sainz saw himself out of Q1, his evening was brought to a close when he crashed as he was heading into the final turn of the Hungaroring.

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Sainz would be hoping for a better tomorrow, not only to bring back his confidence but to help his team bag some crucial points. What are your expectations from the 26-year-old for Sunday’s race? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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