Reassuring news for Carlos Sainz

Victim of a violent exit from the track in Sochi, Carlos Sainz is doing well as confirmed by his father and his manager, but will spend the night under observation in hospital.

Published on 10/10/2015 à 14:09

Pierre Tassel

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Reassuring news for Carlos Sainz

The state of health of Carlos Sainz is reassuring. The Spanish pilot of Toro Rosso had been a victim earlier in the morning a violent exit from the track during the third and final free practice session of the Russian Grand Prix on the Sochi route.

Conscious, the Iberian was transferred to hospital to undergo examinations which revealed nothing. “ Everything is fine, commented Sainz a few minutes ago on social networks. Nothing to worry about. I start thinking about how to convince the doctors to let me run tomorrow. »

A few moments earlier, it was his manager Borja Ortiz-Echagüe, as well as his father Carlos Sainz, who were already giving reassuring news. « Carlos is perfectly fine, admitted the first quoted. He passes tests, and everything is ok. »

“I just spoke to Carlos, thank God he is fine. » added the double world rally champion, about his son, who will miss qualifying this Saturday and whose participation remains uncertain for the Grand Prix.

“We spoke with the doctors at the hospital. He has no broken bones and does not appear to have any serious injuries. » said Franz Tost, Team Principal of Toro Rosso. The team also indicated that the Spaniard was going to remain under observation tonight and that the first investigations into the reasons for this accident would begin as soon as the car would have returned to the garage.

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