Broken vertebra for F2 driver after being launched in final lap

16-08-2020 09:21 | Updated: 16-08-2020 13:23
by GPblog.com
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Broken vertebra for F2 driver after being launched in final lap

The main race of Formula 2 was again a true spectacle at the Circuit de Catalunya. Up to the finish flag the race was fought for victory. However, this also had an inferior side. After a heavy crash in that last lap Sean Gelael had to go to the hospital for examination.

Launched into the air

There it was found that the DAMS driver suffered a small fracture in his vertebra. Out of sight of the cameras he was fighting Jack Aitken when he was launched by a sausage kerb and hit the asphalt hard again.

Despite the annoying result of the MRI-scan, the damage is fortunately not too bad. Gelael was allowed to leave the hospital in the evening and is expected to fully recover. However, as a precaution the FIA does not allow him to participate in the sprint race on Sunday.

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