Inside Carlos Sainz’s whirlwind fortnight from major surgery to third GP win as F1 star shares behind-the-scenes pics

CARLOS SAINZ has provided a behind-the-scenes look at his whirlwind fortnight.

The Spanish F1 driver capped off a remarkable two weeks with his third race win at Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix.

Carlos Sainz has provided a behind-the-scenes look at his whirlwind fortnight
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Carlos Sainz has provided a behind-the-scenes look at his whirlwind fortnightCredit: Instagram / @carlossainz55

Sainz claimed his third F1 race win at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday
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Sainz claimed his third F1 race win at the Australian Grand Prix on SundayCredit: Splash


Sainz returned to the track in Melbourne after being forced out of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on March 9 with appendicitis.

Teenager Oliver Bearman replaced him in Jeddah as Sainz underwent surgery in hospital.

In an Instagram post, he has now shared two pictures of himself in a hospital bed during his time away.

Sainz also attached a snap of himself smiling as he put on his race overalls, with the bandages from his surgery still visible on his stomach.

Another shot showed him laid down with tubes connected to his face whilst watching his phone through a screen.


He added a celebratory post-race snap from Australia as well before ending the post with a clip of himself stretching with a coach during his recovery.

Sainz captioned the post: “My road to recovery and a little tribute to the people that made this weekend happen.

“Now time to get back training, in good shape and prepare for the next few races. THANK YOU!”

Sainz returned to the track after missing the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix with appendicitis


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Sainz returned to the track after missing the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix with appendicitisCredit: Instagram / @carlossainz55

The Spaniard shared a series of snaps from his time in hospital
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The Spaniard shared a series of snaps from his time in hospitalCredit: Instagram / @carlossainz55

He put his health issues behind him by taking the chequered flag in Melbourne
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He put his health issues behind him by taking the chequered flag in MelbourneCredit: Instagram / @carlossainz55
He had previously dubbed his return to action “a rollercoaster” after victory at the weekend.

The win was the first non-Red Bull race victory of the season after Max Verstappen was forced to retire with a brake issue.

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Meanwhile, Sainz finished ahead of his team-mate Charles Leclerc to complete a Ferrari one-two.

He will now be hoping for more success at the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka on April 7.

His win at this season’s third race leaves the 29-year-old fourth in the Drivers’ Championship behind Verstappen, Leclerc and Sergio Perez.


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