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Carlos Sainz

Sainz crashes heavily to bring out Abu Dhabi FP2 red flags

The Ferrari driver crashed at Turn 2 to bring out the red flags at Yas Marina.

Sainz Abu Dhabi
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Carlos Sainz triggered an early red flag in the second Abu Dhabi Grand Prix practice session following a heavy crash at Turn 2.

With just nine minutes on the clock, Sainz lost control of the Ferrari and spun into the barriers, impacting heavily with the left-hand side of the SF-23.

That side of the car was destroyed, although Sainz was able to climb unaided from the car.

The Spaniard put the accident down to being in the dirty air of a car ahead, with the Ferrari having bottomed out during the corner throughout FP1.

As is the case with red flags in practice, the clock continues to run, with George Russell top of the time sheets.

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