Sainz Out, Bearman In for Jeddah GP

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Carlos Sainz will not compete in the upcoming Saudi Arabian Grand Prix due to appendicitis, prompting Ferrari to call up reserve driver Oliver Bearman.

The unexpected medical issue has sidelined Sainz, opening an opportunity for young Bearman to make his Formula 1 debut in Jeddah.

What we’re watching:

  • Carlos Sainz diagnosed with appendicitis, requiring surgery and missing the Saudi GP.
  • Oliver Bearman, Ferrari reserve driver, to replace Sainz starting from Free Practice 3.
  • Ferrari and F1 community extend wishes for Sainz’s speedy recovery.
  • Bearman to pause his F2 campaign to step into the F1 role at Jeddah.

Go deeper:
Carlos Sainz’s sudden bout of appendicitis has led to an unforeseen driver change for Ferrari, with reserve driver Oliver Bearman taking his place. The young driver, who is also competing in the F2 Championship, will now have a chance to showcase his skills on one of the most challenging tracks on the F1 calendar. This unexpected opportunity for Bearman could be a defining moment in his racing career.