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Saudi Arabian GP: reassuring news for Pourchaire and Fittipaldi after their accident in F2

2021-12-05T17:52:10.963Z

The French Théo Pourchaire and the Brazilian Enzo Fittipaldi, who collided on Sunday at the start of the Formula 2 Grand Prix race ...



The French Théo Pourchaire and the Brazilian Enzo Fittipaldi, who collided on Sunday at the start of the Formula 2 race of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, in Jeddah, were the subject of reassuring news a little later.

"Theo is fine, he has no fracture," said Frédéric Vasseur, the boss of Alfa Romeo F1 to an AFP journalist on the starting grid of the GP.

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As for Fittipaldi, he is said to have a broken ankle, said Brazilian television which covers F1 all year round.

"The pilots were immediately taken care of by the emergency and medical teams", was it specified a little earlier in a press release from the International Automobile Federation (FIA), sports authority of F1 and F2 .

They “were aware and were extricated by the medical teams present.

They were transferred by ambulance and helicopter to King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital in Jeddah, ”the FIA ​​added.

After stalling on the grid, 18-year-old Pourchaire was struck from behind by 20-year-old Fittipaldi, who is the grandson of former two-time Formula 1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi (1972, 1974).

The race was immediately interrupted, to start again forty minutes later, then to stop definitively and prematurely after another minor accident and a new red flag.

Source: lefigaro

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