By Le Figaro with AFP
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The Frenchman, victim of an accident on Sunday, wanted to be reassuring about his state of health.
Good news. Théo Pourchaire “is generally doing well” and the Brazilian Enzo Fittipaldi is “injured”, confirmed the French driver on Twitter, after their shock at the start of the Formula 2 race of the Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia, Sunday in Jeddah. “Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you know that I’m doing well overall. At the moment, I don’t know if it’s the end of the season for me. But most importantly, it’s not that. It’s because it was really a big accident and Enzo is injured. I wish him the best possible recovery, ”Pourchaire wrote on Sunday evening on his official account. “Theo is fine, he has no fracture,” Frédéric Vasseur, the boss of Alfa Romeo F1 had previously indicated to an AFP journalist on the starting grid of the GP.
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As for Fittipaldi, he would have an ankle broken, according to Brazilian television which covers F1 all year round, or a broken leg, according to other sources. After stalling on the grid, Pourchaire, 18, winner in May in Monaco, was struck from behind by Fittipaldi, 20, who is the grandson of former double Formula 1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi (1972, 1974). “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. 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.
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GP of Saudi Arabia: after his impressive accident in F2, Pourchaire “is generally doing well”,