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Sainz continues F1's trophy-smashing trend after Netflix Cup triumph

Spaniard Carlos Sainz emerged victorious in the inaugural Netflix Cup alongside American golfer Justin Thomas but his trophy did not survive the celebrations in Las Vegas.

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Carlos Sainz became the third driver to smash a winners' trophy this season after securing victory in the inaugural Netflix Cup.

Ferrari driver Sainz had come out on top in the F1 meets Golf event at the Wynn, Las Vegas, after partner and major championship winner Justin Thomas closed out in the final nearest-to-the-pin playoff.

The Netflix Cup played on the success of both Drive to Survive and golf's own version, Full Swing and saw Sainz, Lando Norris, Pierre Gasly and Alex Albon paired with PGA Tour professionals Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Tony Finau and Max Homa.

It made history as the first live sports event to be streamed on Netflix.

Trophies have fared poorly in F1 this season, with Lando Norris shattering Max Verstappen's Hungarian Grand Prix winners' porcelain when attempting his typical bottle bash on the top step at the Hungaroring, leading to a replacement being made and sent to the Dutchman.

At the very next race, Verstappen knocked over Red Bull's Constructors' winners' trophy at the Belgian Grand Prix when running away from the team photo as energy drink was sprayed all around. Luckily, the trophy was able top be pieced back together.

But Sainz has continued the trend by dropping his Netflix Cup trophy during celebrations with Thomas. He held it in his left hand whilst holding a bottle in his right and, after nudging his own shoulder, the trophy fell to the floor and breaking into pieces.

Take a look at the incident below!

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