Rookie Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz somehow escaped unhurt from a nasty accident during practice for the Russian Grand Prix this afternoon.
The 21-year-old was taken to hospital after smashing into barriers at Turn 13 of the Sochi course at a staggering 200mph, according to BBC Sport.
Sainz, who has 12 points in his debut Formula 1 season, still hopes to compete on Sunday, telling BBC Sport: “I’ve done all types of tests and there’s nothing wrong. I’m going to do everything I can to race.
“I’m well. I tried to talk to the team on the radio but they didn’t hear me, then I started to worry because I knew people were going to think it was something more serious than it was.
“Many thanks to everyone for your support and your messages, they’ve helped a lot in these moments.”
The Spaniard is showing remarkable bravery considering that this was the scene just a few hours ago…
Nico Rosberg claimed pole position in qualifying ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, who leads the Drivers’ Championship by 48 points from the German, and Williams racer Valtteri Bottas.
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