It didn’t take long for someone to find out just how unforgiving the Suzuka circuit is.
Carlos Sainz got a bit kerb happy coming out of the hairpin and hit the tyre barrier hard, damaging his Toro Rosso. Thankfully, he was absolutely fine following the incident.
The session was red flagged and Sainz, red faced.
Hey guys, had a big one in fp1. Came out of nowhere and was quite unexpected but luckily im ok! Team pushing flat out to be ready for fp2 💪💪
— Carlos Sainz (@Carlossainz55) October 6, 2017