Carlos Sainz, operated on for appendicitis: “I feel much better”


The Spanish driver Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) has undergone surgery for appendicitis at the King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), a setback that has prevented him from participating in the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, and he has acknowledged that he feels “much better.”

“I underwent the operation without problems today and I feel much better! Thank you for all your loving messages and thank you to everyone who has cared for me these days here in Saudi Arabia, especially at King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital,” he wrote on the social network X, formerly known as Twitter.

Furthermore, in a subsequent message, the man from Madrid joked about what happened. “Sainz 2-0 Appendicitis,” he pointed out along with two photos, one with his father, also the pilot Carlos Sainz, in the hospital and another of his own father when he underwent surgery for appendicitis. “Thank you all for your messages these last 24 hours. I really feel your support,” he said.

On the other hand, Sainz wanted to send encouragement to his team, his teammate and his substitute in this Sunday’s race. “Great qualy, Ollie Bearman, on your hasty debut, not easy, and also from Lord Perceval alias Charles Leclerc. Good luck, Ferrari!” He concluded.