Fittipaldi grandson in serious crash at Formula 2 race in Jeddah

Workers are pictured ahead of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on December 2, 2021. (Photo: AFP)
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Enzo Fittipaldi, grandson of former Formula One world champion Emerson Fittipaldi, was airlifted to hospital after a serious crash at the start the Formula 2 race in Jeddah, the FIA said on Sunday.اضافة اعلان

French driver Theo Pourchaire, 18, who was also taken to hospital, was also involved in the accident which happened when his ART car stalled on the grid. 
Fittipaldi, 20, then hit him hard from behind. 

"The drivers were immediately attended to by emergency and medical crews," Formula 2 said in a statement. 

"The drivers were conscious and extricated by the attending medical crews. Both have been transferred by ambulance and helicopter to King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah."

The race was swiftly red-flagged with the rest of the field returning to the pits.
It restarted 40 minutes later before another accident and red flag brought it to a premature end.

The Formula One Grand Prix is due to begin on the same circuit at 1730GMT.

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