Jul 8, 2018

Carlos Sainz retires from the British GP hit by a rival

  • Bitter sweet Sunday for Carlos Sainz, whose flawless performance was cut short by an accident.
  • The Spaniard was off to a great start on medium tyres and passed seven cars to move up to ninth.
  • He lost two places after his pit-stop.
  • On Lap 37, he passed Grosjean going wide through Copse, but the French driver lost control of his car and touched Carlos. Both of them were out of the race.


"Today I made one of the best starts of my career. Everyone started on soft tyres, but I managed to recover seven places on the medium compound. I made my way to the points in a single lap, but sadly we lost a couple places in the pits".

"I am disappointed, because the toughest thing of it all was to make our way to the points today. It is a shame what happened afterwards, but I believe that I di a good race. We have to move on".

"My race ended with a crash at Copse. I took the outside line going through Turn 9 and, judging from what I see in the on-board footage, Grosjean lost his car and touched me. These incidents can happen in a race".

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