Sainz escaped "very dangerous" restart crash with bruised hand

McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl says Carlos Sainz escaped with just some bruising to his hands from the safety car restart crash that stopped the Tuscan Grand Prix

Sainz escaped "very dangerous" restart crash with bruised hand
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Sainz was caught right in the middle of the melee that was caused at the restart when the back of the pack started accelerating before the race leaders had resumed the race.

Running behind Antonio Giovinazzi, Sainz could not avoid hitting the back of the Alfa Romeo when it ran in to Kevin Magnussen.

Asked afterwards how Sainz was, Seidl said: "I think the most important thing is that Carlos and, as far as I know all the other guys also, are okay. That's the most important thing.

"I think Carlos had a bit bruised hands but nothing big, which is good."

Sainz about any after effects: " I am fine. Only a blow to the wrist and hand, but honestly it does not hurt me at all. I am perfectly fine."

He claimed that the nature of the restart had triggered a "very dangerous" situation for those in the middle of the pack.

"I'm happy that everyone is well, because apart from the frustration of not finishing the race in this way, I think what happened today is a very dangerous situation," the Spaniard told Movistar.

"What is clear is that in the rear half of the grid, we thought the race had been restarted, or someone believed it had.

"Then we had to all brake and there was a domino effect. I was coming from last and hit the car in front, taking the slipstream to attack.

"And when we began to accelerate, I found the chaos in front. It was a feeling I do not wish on anyone."

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