Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. With Sean Gelael sidelined following an injury in Barcelona, Jüri Vips will join the DAMS team for the three upcoming FIA Formula 2 Championship rounds at Spa, Monza and Mugello. Gelael ground to a halt on the final lap of Saturday’s main race with just two corners to go and appeared unable to get out of the car under his own power. It is still staggering that these things don’t happen more often. Dan Morgan, sales and operations director of Lucas Oil Products (UK) said: “The team, cars and drivers are looking really strong. Advert | Become a RaceFans supporter and go ad-free. Was he conscious?! He won first place in Asian Karting Open Championship – Formula 125 Senior Open 2011. unofficially, it’s being reported that he’s suffered some sort of back fracture which is basically guaranteed to take him out of racing for at least 2 weeks. ruliemaulana (@ruliemaulana) 16th August 2020, 9:14. I will be out for 6 weeks minimum..…” gelaelized “He was extricated by the attending medical crew and has been transferred by ambulance to Hospital General De Granollers for precautionary checks.”. Guanyu Zhou knows he won't get too many more chances if he is to become China's first F1 driver, with fierce competition within the ranks of Alpine's junior stable. t1redmonkey (@t1redmonkey) 15th August 2020, 22:40. well officially the F2 twitter account has said there will be confirmation in the morning as to whether he will take part in the sprint race. DAMS FIA Formula 2 driver Sean Gelael has suffered a back fracture after a heavy impact with a kerb in Saturday's feature race in Barcelona. I never want to see an open wheel driver in this position. Gelael announced his absence on Instagram a short time ago. With Sean Gelael sidelined following an injury in Barcelona, Jüri Vips will join the DAMS team for the three upcoming FIA Formula 2 Championship rounds at Spa, Monza and Mugello. If things stay as they are, Gelael will miss the rest of … Formula 2. Gelael suffered a broken vertebra when he landed heavily on a kerb after contact with Jack Aitken while they battled for position on the last lap of Saturady’s race. Just a shot of stationary car. Barcelona F2: Matsushita wins frantic race from 18th place, Gelael to miss Barcelona sprint race after fracturing spine. “The DAMS driver was immediately attended to by emergency and medical crews. Gelael suffered a back injury, sustaining a broken D4 vertebra in an impact with a kerb on the last lap of the F2 feature race at Barcelona last weekend, and has been ruled out for the next three rounds. He suffered a broken back and had to sit out for almost the entierty of the season. In that championship, the New Zealander finished fifth after three consecutive failures. Just checked Twitter (so take with caution), but apparently he has suffered some vertebrae fractures after suffering 45G at some point in the car. Formula 2 driver Sean Gelael has been ruled out of the rest of the weekend after sustaining a back injury in a crash during Saturday’s feature race. As per Motorsport, Gelael’s injury was the result of a 45g impact with a kerb, the raised edging of the track. Sean Gelael is set to miss the next four rounds of the Formula 2 championship due to the back injury he sustained in Spain. Footage showed Gelael’s car stationary in the run-off area before the turn 14/15 chicane. See the Comment Policy and FAQ for more.If the person you're replying to is a registered user you can notify them of your reply using '@username'. “I have a D4 mid-spine fracture. It’s frighteningly similar to the position of Wilson’s head at Pocono. That will take his recovery until after Sochi, which is currently the final race on the Formula 2 calendar. DAMS Formula 2 driver Sean Gelael faces at least six weeks on the sidelines due to the injury he sustained in the Barcelona feature race, likely ruling him out of the next four rounds. What is the point? Vips will also contest at least the Monza and Mugello races. According to a statement by the FIA, the Indonesian driver was helped out of the car by the medical team and was then transferred to a nearby hospital for precautionary checks. No details on where that came from, especially since the scenes shown on the feed indicated little/no car damage. All comments are moderated. F2 boss declares new weekend format a "success", F1’s feeder series champions – hits and misses, What is the difference between F1 and F2? His head was like leaning to one side in an awkward position so I was a bit concerned but didn’t think anything more of it until I read this article. Hope it is just heat exhaustion. He was tipped for glory in FIA Formula 2 last year, but was hampered by reliability woes at inopportune moments. With Sean Gelael sidelined following an injury in Barcelona, Jüri Vips will join the DAMS team for the three upcoming Formula 2 rounds at Spa-Francorchamps, Monza and Mugello. DAMS Formula 2 driver Sean Gelael faces six weeks on the sidelines due to the injury he sustained in the Barcelona feature race, ruling him out of potentially the next four rounds FIA to ‘look at the details’ of kerb hit that injured Gelael However, had it not been for the HALO, the consequences could have been a whole lot worse. Got a potential story, tip or enquiry? Promoted content from around the web | Become a RaceFans Supporter to hide this ad and others, I say itmight be a good thing – maybe they will finally get rid of these awful sausage kerbs, as they can now monitor “running off track” using other means, which is not dangerous for cars and drivers. Gelael underwent an MRI scan at the hospital where “a small fracture of a vertebra was identified”, according to F2. Sean Gelael suffered a vertebral fracture in yesterday's F2 race, and it is reported that he will be out of racing for at least two weeks. [OT] First released footage of F2 driver Sean Gelael's accident in Spain. Sean Gelael suffered a mid spine D4 fracture in his Saturday's Spanish F2 feature race crash but is expected to make a full recovery. Participó en el Campeonato Europeo de Fórmula 3 de la FIA en 2013 , uniéndose al equipo Double R Racing . 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There’s no separate footage of Sean jumping on sausage kerb. Circumstance gives me bad memories of massa at Hungary. His father said Sean had fractured on his back. With Yuki Tsunoda set to join that group, Motorsport.com has ranked its graduates to grace the grand prix scene... Michael Schumacher may have won seven Formula 1 titles, but he didn't even compete for a crown at the second tier. Gelael was extricated from the car and taken to the nearby Hospital General De Granollers by ambulance. Son Mick put that right in 2020, and proved to Ferrari that he was deserving of a shot at motorsport's elite category in 2021…. It did look strange how still he was sitting in the car with seemingly no damage and nobody around him. (Image: Supplied/Dutch Photo Agency) The Indonesian driver suffered an unseen incident on the final lap, with a statement from his DAMS team stating that he “went airborne and landed hard.”. Created partly out of financial necessity but also to spice up the action, the Bahrain opener provided a snapshot of the positives and negatives to come. It looks like thin tyres on 18″ wheel worsen impact on sausage kerb. Sean Gelael will return to his Formula 2 drive with DAMS in Bahrain, after a four-round lay-off following a fracture to his back in August's Barcelona round. The Estonian is to replace regular driver Sean Gelael, who suffered a back injury in an impact with a kerb on the last lap of the feature race at Barcelona last weekend. Neiana (@neiana) 15th August 2020, 21:30, His head was like leaning to one side in an awkward position. In the round-up: FIA race director Michael Masi says it will look into whether changes to kerbs are needed following the injury sustained by Formula 2 driver Sean Gelael … It later emerged that he had injured his back after what was reported to be a 45g impact with a kerb. While Formula 1 felt the public brunt of the coronavirus pandemic, the virus also put the Formula 2 and Formula 3 categories on hiatus. Find out more about RaceFans and contact us here. The starting grid for Sunday’s sprint race has therefore been reduced to 21 cars, with Gelael’s team mate Dan Ticktum the sole remaining DAMS driver. Your email address will not be published. But then they zoomed out and I was then really confused because it looked like he’d just come to a stop in the middle of that run off section in that last chicane and not crashed or hit anything. However, in the last three races Vips came out in Formula 2 at DAMS, due to an injury of Sean Gelael. 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Estonian Vips has impressed throughout his junior racing career, having championed the ADAC Formula 4 in 2017 and fought for the 2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship title alongside team-mate Dan Ticktum. Vips will also contest at least the Monza and Mugello races. I don’t know severe that D4 mid-spine fracture is but I think it could take him months to recover so we won’t see him racing anymore in this season. “The FIA advises that an incident occurred during the final lap of the FIA Formula 2 Feature Race today, in Barcelona, involving Sean Gelael,” the statement read. Alex Brundle and others in the paddock report he suffered the injury on a … A site dedicated to all the junior formula Feeder Series that lead to higher championships such as Formula One & IndyCar. 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Formula 2 driver Sean Gelael has been ruled out of the rest of the weekend after sustaining a back injury in a crash during Saturday’s feature race. I assume D4 is upper thoracic vertebrae (T4), as L4 is much lower. In addition to that, Juan Manuel Correa also landed in hospital with two broken legs and a spinal injury. Vips will remain in the car for round 10 of the 2020 season. Robert Shwartzman and Guanyu Zhou joined the Japanese driver on the podium, while an unhappy championship leader Callum Ilott had to settle for fifth. Any series is welcome, from Formula 2 and Indy Lights, all the way down to Formula 4 and Karting. Gelael was injured in Round 6 of the season at Barcelona when his DAMS went airborne on the final lap of the Feature Race and landed hard on the kerb. You can watch it in F1 TV Pro if you are a subscriber, Patrick (@paeschli) 16th August 2020, 12:51. The Indonesian driver stopped on track on the final lap of the feature race, and had to be extricated from his car and taken to hospital. Sean Gelael en Hockenheimring 2014. t1redmonkey (@t1redmonkey) 15th August 2020, 20:12. The race was won by MP Motorsport driver Nobuharu Matsushita, who recovered from an 18th starting position to take a stellar comeback win in an eventful feature race. Hope he gets well soon. 15th August 2020, 19:0010th February 2021, 21:16 | Written by Keith Collantine. Formula 1 Race Director Michael Masi says all kerbs installed at grands prix are “absolutely fit for use” in the wake of the injury sustained by Sean Gelael in Formula 2’s race in Spain. Gelael was involved in an incident with Jack Aitken on the final lap of the race, the aftermath of which was shown in the broadcast. En 2014 , firmó con Carlin para la temporada 2014 , anotando su primer punto en el campeonato, terminando 10º ganando 1 punto en el Gran Premio de Pau . Lawson is already connected to Hitech, in Formula 3. Of stationary car? Your email address will not be published. ruliemaulana (@ruliemaulana) 15th August 2020, 23:10. ”Sean was diagnosed with a broken D4 vertebra and consequently will not compete in today’s Sprint Race.”. Gelael was taken to the hospital after striking a kerb and going airborne after an incident with Campos’ Jack Aitken in the Barcelona feature race, and was diagnosed with a fracture to his D4 vertebra. As a consequence of George Russell's step up to Mercedes to cover for the COVID-positive Lewis Hamilton, Jack Aitken will make his Formula 1 debut for Williams at the Sakhir Grand Prix. Sean Gelael announced today he will be out of the Formula 2 Championship for the next six weeks! DAMS Formula 2 driver Sean Gelael has been taken to hospital for precautionary checks after being unable to finish F2’s feature race in Barcelona. Gelael, who has previously participated in five Formula 1 practice sessions for Toro Rosso, has completed in the … Carlin has helped guide enough drivers to Formula 1 to fill out an entire grid, plus a handful of reserves, to create a remarkable alumni list. Sean Gelael will return to his Formula 2 drive with DAMS in Bahrain, after a four-round lay-off following a fracture to his back in August’s Barcelona round. Going into the 2021 Formula 2 season the biggest talking point wasn’t about any drivers or teams, but the new race weekend format. 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