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Sainz green light to race for Russian Grand Prix

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Sainz green light to race for Russian Grand Prix

Sainz green light to race for Russian Grand Prix

Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz missed qualifying for Russian Grand Prix after destroying his car in a massive accident in the final practice session, latest reports confirms that he is escaped injury after heavy crash.

Tweeting from his hospital bed in Sochi, where he has been undergoing medical checks, Sainz said he was, “all ok!”

“Nothing too worrying!” continued the Spaniard, adding that he was, “already thinking about how to convince doctors to let me run tomorrow!”

The Spaniard lost control of his car which hit a wall, lost the front left wheel and crashed straight on at high speed into a another barrier on a sharp right turn at the Sochi Autodrome course.

Stewards Decision Doc26 - C.Sainz

Stewards Decision Doc26 – C.Sainz

Team principal Franz Tost left it open whether Sainz would be able to race Sunday but the young driver was deterimed to be part of the action.

“All ok! Nothing to worry about! Already thinking how to convince the doctors to be on the grid for tomorrow!” Sainz tweeted.

A medical test and full body scan confirmed Sainz is unhurt, though he will be kept in hospital overnight as a precautionary measure – a standard procedure in such cases.

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