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Sainz crashes out of Monaco practice

The Spaniard made a classic Monaco mistake during second practice, triggering red flags.

Carlos Sainz's promising start to the Monaco Grand Prix came to a crashing end in second practice. The Spaniard clipped the inside barrier at the second part of La Piscine, a classic error made by F1 drivers, damaging his front suspension and leaving him powerless to resist the secondary impact on corner exit. Sainz's incident mimics the mistake made by Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc in qualifying in 2021 which left the Monégasque unable to take part in the race. The crash put paid to the strong start Sainz had made to the weekend which saw him finish top of the timesheets in first practice. He sat third behind Leclerc and session leader Max Verstappen when triggering red flags with a quarter of the session remaining. Ferrari faces an extensive rebuild before Saturday morning's FP3 session, with concerns likely to be raised over damage to the gearbox given the lateral loads endured through impact with the barrier.

RESULTS 2024 F1 Spanish Grand Prix - FP2