F1 driver Carlos Sainz to steer clear of bananas ahead of Bahrain Grand Prix
Sainz says he almost vomited in his Renault car while competing in season-opening Australian GP
Carlos Sainz will pay extra attention to his pre-race nutrition at this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix after a "poisoned" banana laid the Spanish driver low in Australia.
Sainz said he almost vomited in his Renault car as he battled for 10th place in the season-opening race in Melbourne.
"The valve of my drinks bottle was open so it was flowing water through and that, together with a banana I had before the race, that was tasting really, really bad," he explained.
"I had a couple of bites and I think it gave me a bit of a digestion problem – and together with too much water in my stomach it was all stuck and I was struggling to digest."
Looking ahead to this Sunday’s race in the desert, he said he would prepare more prudently.
"No more poisoned bananas."
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Updated: April 6, 2018 04:55 PM