In what can only be described as a tumultuous relationship, Ferrari and the walls at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix circuit seem to have a love and hate relationship. The latest chapter in this tumultuous affair unfolded during the Free Practice 2 session, where Ferrari’s newest driver Carlos Sainz crashed into the barriers, much to the delight of onlooking fans who were quick to mock the Spanish driver.
The incident occurred during the second free practice session at the Yas Marina Circuit, where Sainz lost control of his Ferrari SF21 and made heavy contact with the barriers. The crash resulted in significant damage to his car and brought out the red flag, temporarily halting the session.
The mishap drew mixed reactions from fans, with some expressing concern for Sainz’s well-being, while others took the opportunity to poke fun at the Spaniard and his team’s apparent struggle with the circuit’s barriers. Many fans took to social media to share memes and witty remarks about Ferrari’s so-called love and hate relationship with the walls at the circuit.
This incident has added to the growing list of challenges that Ferrari has faced during the 2021 Formula 1 season. Despite showing signs of improvement in recent races, the team has still struggled to consistently challenge the front-runners, a far cry from their dominant performances in the past.
For Sainz, the crash was a setback in his efforts to familiarize himself with his new team and car, as he continues to adjust to life at Ferrari after leaving McLaren at the end of the 2020 season.
As the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend continues, all eyes will be on Ferrari to see if they can overcome their struggles and finish the season on a positive note. For now, the love and hate relationship between Ferrari and the circuit walls remains ever-present, providing fans with plenty of entertainment and speculation.