There’s good reason why safety cars often come out to aid with the recovery of hard to reach pieces of debris on track. If we just let marshals go out into the middle of the race track with no warning, things like this tend to happen.

The marshal was retrieving a rear wing endplate that had come off Carlos Sainz Jr.’s car when Sainz hit the wall.

Sainz’s Scuderia Toro Rosso developed brake issues during the race and ultimately spun out.

Sainz was fine after the spin, however, he was forced to retire. This was particularly disappointing after Sainz’s car had been rebuilt after an ugly shunt yesterday. Per F1 journalist Adam Cooper, the team had even gone to great lengths to repair Sainz’s car so as not to incur additional penalties.


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