Carlos Sainz has a terrifying moment at the Austrian Grand Prix when his Ferrari’s engine explodes and catches fire on the side of the track, with the Spaniard JUST getting out in time as flames engulf the car as it rolls backwards down a mountain
- Carlos Sainz’s car caught fire on lap 58 of the Austrian Grand Prix
- The Ferrari driver managed to escape in time after the horrific incident
- Sainz’s car rolled backwards and then caught fire on the hill
Carlos Sainz had to jump out of his car at the Austrian Grand Prix after it caught fire.
The incident occurred after an engine explosion on the 58th lap.
Sainz’s car rolled backwards and he just managed to get out in time.
Carlos Sainz had to jump out of his Ferrari after it caught fire during the Austrian Grand Prix
A Ferrari driver’s race ended early after his car was engulfed in flames on a hill.
After pulling the car to the side, he was stuck behind the wheel for a few seconds while the flames began to spread.
Afterwards, a virtual safety car was used.
Sainz said over his team radio, “Engine, engine, no, no, no, no.”
This is Sainz’s fourth mechanical failure this season.
The incident happened on lap 58 and Sainz managed to get out of the car in time
The Ferrari rolled backwards after catching fire on the hill and Sainz managed to get out
A dejected Sainz eventually managed to return to the paddock after the incident
This is the fourth mechanical failure Sainz has suffered this season
After escaping the incident, Sainz managed to make his way back to the paddock.
The 27-year-old appeared distressed and his car sustained significant damage.
Sainz was third in Austria, behind Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc.
He was on new tires and looked set to finish second.
Leclerc ended up winning the race despite a late throttle problem. The second was Verstappen, the third – Lewis Hamilton.
Sainz was in third place when the incident happened and was looking to finish in second place