Demonstration from Aston Martin: Carlos Sainz in his places / Formula 1

Demonstration from Aston Martin: Carlos Sainz in his places / Formula 1

Carlos Sainz was able to continue driving in qualifying for the Chinese GP despite the crash and set the seventh fastest lap. But the Spaniard’s starting position is at risk because Aston Martin is contesting the qualifying results.

Carlos Sainz caused a sensation in qualifying for the Chinese GP. The Spaniard threw his Ferrari out of the final corner and hit the barrier on the straightaway. The timekeeper reported that Sainz had stopped on the track and the red flags were displayed.

But the Ferrari star was able to return to the pits under his own power, and because he was lucky and the damage to his company’s car was normal, he was able to participate in re-qualification after the interruption and eventually set the seventh fastest lap. . He later explained: “It was not easy, I managed to correct something shortly before impact and hit the right angle. Maybe that made my day. “

The 29-year-old from Madrid added that his adrenaline level was raised, but he still managed to keep going and put in a good Q2 lap. And with the intention of the race, he explained: “I think McLaren and Fernando Alonso are definitely the targets, in qualifying they were one step ahead of us.” But that can change in the race.”

The three-time GP winner was already relaxed when he appeared in front of the TV cameras. But his adrenaline level must have risen again later, because the Aston Martin team contested the qualifying results. Reason: The Silverstone racing team found a breach of Article 39.6 of the sporting regulations, which states that a driver who stops on the track during qualifying or a sprint is no longer allowed to take part in the session. And since the message appeared to be Sainz standing on the track even though he was able to continue driving, red flags were shown.

So the team managers at Aston Martin and those at Ferrari have to explain themselves to the regulators. “All other affected parties may also participate in this hearing,” says a similar report from the FIA.

Qualifying, China

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:33,660 minutes
02. Sergio Pérez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, 1:33.982
03. Fernando Alonso (E), Aston Martin, 1:34.148
04. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, 1:34.165
05. Oscar Piastri (AUS), McLaren, 1:34.273
06. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, 1:34,289
*07. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, 1:34.297
08. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, 1:34,433
09. Nico Hülkenberg (D), Haas, 1:34.604
10. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Sauber, 1:34.665
11. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, 1:34,838
12. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), Racing Bull, 1:34.934
13. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, 1:35,223
14. Alex Albon (T), Williams, 1:35,241
15. Pierre Gasly (F), Alpine, 1:35,463
16. Guanyu Zhou (RCH), Sauber, 1:35,505
17. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, 1:35.516
18. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, 1:35,573
19. Yuki Tsunoda (J), Racing Bulls, 1:35,746
20. Logan Sargeant (USA), Williams, 1:36,358