After watching qualifying from a hospital bed, Carlos Sainz will – somewhat unbelievably – be racing in today’s Russian Grand Prix in Sochi.

The Toro Rosso driver suffered a high-speed crash during Free Practice 3 in Sochi, going straight into the Tecpro at Turn 13 and munching the armco barrier behind it, such was the scale of the impact.

People say modern Formula One drivers are a bunch of pansies, but Sainz has shown he’s made of strong stuff and will jump back into his Toro Rosso for the Russian Grand Prix just a day after his terrifying practice crash.

Sainz will start the race from last on the grid, just behind fellow Spaniard Fernando Alonso, who receives his regular grid penalty for having a useless piece-of-shit GP2 engine.