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Carlos Sainz

Sainz sets the record straight after 'injury' reports

Carlos Sainz has stated that he is "completely ready" to race at the Monaco Grand Prix after speculation that he was injured during a charity football match.

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Carlos Sainz has set the record straight after reports suggested he had picked up an "injury" ahead of the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix.

The Spaniard joined other drivers – including Charles Leclerc and Pierre Gasly – to compete in the annual charity football match prior to the Monte Carlo event, where a team of F1 names go head-to-head against an all-star line-up.

Following the game, reports emerged suggesting that Sainz may have been hurt after he was seen receiving treatment on his thigh when he was substituted.

However, Sainz has since taken to social media to quash any concerns that he might not be fit for the upcoming race in Monaco.

Sainz confirms he is not 'injured'

"Just wanted to let you know that I am well and completely ready to race this weekend in Monaco," Sainz wrote in an Instagram Stories post.

"What happened yesterday was simply a contact during the traditional charity football match, but it was not an injury.

"I enjoyed playing football as I always do and now I am really looking forward to the weekend."

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