Mar 22, 2024

Carlos Sainz overcomes Friday practice in Australia feeling good

Friday, 22 March 2024
- Free Practice 1: P8, 1:18.686, 23 laps
- Free Practice 2: P3, 1:17.707, 25 laps

  • Carlos Sainz was satisfied to see for himself that his body can handle the demands of driving a Formula 1 car, barely two weeks after undergoing surgery for an appendicitis.
  • The Ferrari race driver completed his run plan without any setbacks nor physical limitations, with long runs and short stints on both the Medium and the Soft tyre. He will continue to be at the wheel of the SF-24 for the rest of the weekend.

“It’s been a couple of tough weeks leading to today and to be honest I’m very happy I could complete both sessions with reasonable comfort. I will continue to take it step by step to make sure I arrive to Quali and to the Race in the best form possible. I’m confident tomorrow will be better and, overall, the car seems to be in a good place this weekend. We’ll try to maximize everything from body and machine!”.

Saturday, 23 March 2024
- Free Practice 3: 12:30 local time (02:30 CET)
- Qualifying: 16:00 local time (06:00 CET)

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