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Carlos Sainz

Race against time for Ferrari to get Sainz into qualifying

Ferrari are up against the clock even before qualifying gets underway at Zandvoort, as their mechanics work on the heavily damaged car of Carlos Sainz.

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Update: Ferrari have successfully managed to get Carlos Sainz's car ready for qualifying, with the Spaniard on track for Q1.

Carlos Sainz's participation in qualifying for the Dutch Grand Prix had been in doubt, after the Spaniard crashed his Ferrari heavily during third practice at Zandvoort.

Sainz had just negotiated Turn 2 when he lost the rear of the car into the Hugenholtz banked left-hander. Initially hitting the barriers with his front-left corner, the car bounced around and the rear also suffered a heavy impact.

With obvious concerns over the gearbox and driveshafts after such a crash, Ferrari had to work hard to repair the damage ahead of qualifying.

Ferrari confirmed that they did not change the gearbox to give themselves the best chance of making qualifying, with the obvious risk of a potential failure by running the gearbox involved in such a heavy impact.

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