Moscow, January 16 – Spaniard Carlos Sainz Sr., a three-time Dakar winner, who had a serious accident in the ninth stage of the 2023 rally marathon, said he had fractured two vertebrae.
Sainz had an accident on January 10, his car overturned. The 60-year-old Spaniard was sent by helicopter to the hospital, but on the way to the hospital Sainz told the pilots to put him back in the car. However, the Spaniard’s crew had to withdraw from the marathon, as the car was badly damaged beyond repair. Upon his arrival in Madrid, Sainz decided to undergo additional medical examinations due to persistent back pain.
Sainz won the Dakar off-road class in 2010, 2018 and 2020. He is also a two-time world champion (1990, 1992). His son, Carlos Jr., competes in Formula 1 for Ferrari.
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