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Carlos Sainz suffers technical issues at Desert X-Prix shakedown

Carlos Sainz and Laia Sanz at the Desert X-Prix. Credits: Extreme E.

The inaugural Extreme E race weekend has not started in a good way for Carlos Sainz as he has had some problems at shakedown.

The Extreme E’s Desert X-Prix event started with a shakedown on Friday. However, things did not go well for Carlos Sainz and Laia Sainz from the Acciona Sainz XE team. They did not complete the shakedown because of power steering difficulties.

“Not a good start! Power steering stop working and aborted the run after 3 km. Tomorrow direct in to qualy with no practice,” Sainz Sr. wrote on Twitter.

After a challenging shakedown, Sainz and Sanz need to qualify as good as possible to get to the main race on Sunday.

The racing action in AlUla will continue on Saturday at 6 AM GMT with Qualifying 1 session.

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