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.
All ok! Nothing to worry about! Already thinking how to convince The doctors to Be on the grid for tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/81W1QFDo8q
— Carlos Sainz (@carlosainz) October 10, 2015
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.