The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix had an unfortunate incident which involved the pilots Theo Pourchaire and Enzo Fittipaldi, prior to the Formula 1 test. The two were taken to a hospital.
Turns out that the French Theo Pourchaire and the Brazilian Enzo Fittipaldi were taken to a hospital after the serious accident they staged at the start of the Formula 2 Saudi Arabian GP, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) reported this Sunday.
The FIA in its statement announced that: “The emergency and medical services took immediate care of the drivers”, corresponding to Formula 2 at the Saudi Arabian GP.
Accident at the Saudi Arabian GP
“They were conscious and were taken out of their cars by the medical services present. They were transferred by ambulance and helicopter to the King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital” in Jeddah.
After stalling his engine on the same starting grid, 18-year-old Pourchaire was reportedly struck from behind by 20-year-old Fittipaldi and grandson of former Formula 1 World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi.
That is why the race was immediately interrupted and resuming 40 minutes later. Then it was permanently suspended after a new accident without serious consequences and a red flag.
The start of the Formula 1 Grand Prix, on the same urban circuit in Jeddah, very fast and very dangerous, was scheduled for 11:30 am in Central Mexico.
Saudi Arabian GP
An extremely risky strategy quickly turned into an effective one for Red Bull Racing at the start of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, or so it was for one of its drivers.
This was due to the fact that the Dutchman Max Verstappen, who started third behind the Mercedes, ended up taking the lead when the safety car intervened after a collision with the wall by Mick Schumacher.
It should be noted that for his part, Sergio Checo Pérez, who had started in fifth, had to restart in eighth after the tire change, in what was the Saudi Arabian GP.