“Cuts and Bruises” – Fittipaldi Offers Much-Needed Update Following the Scary F2 Crash at Jeddah

Published 12/07/2021, 1:24 AM EST


The recently concluded Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was no easy race weekend for the F1 and F2 racing community. While an eventful race was always on the cards around the narrow streets of Jeddah, the reality ended up superseding all expectations, with an even more spectacular race.

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There were numerous battles, most of which ended in a rather ugly way. It was the George Russell-Nikita Mazepin incident in F1; Russell, having to avoid the pile-up in front of him, braked quite hard as Mazepin, who was then absolutely onto the throttle, slammed into the back of the Williams. Thankfully, both drivers escaped unhurt from the incident.

A similar incident took place in F2 between Theo Pourchaire and Enzo Fittipaldi at the start of the Grand Prix. Only in this case, one of the drivers took a hefty blow and is currently in the hospital.

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Fittipaldi provides the much-needed update

The entire motorsport community watched with their fingers crossed as the medical staff carried Fittipaldi to the ambulance. It was only when Fittipaldi gave a thumbs-up that the viewers heaved a sigh of relief.

Turns out, the Brazilian did not escape the crash unscathed, as the crash has indeed caused a lot of bruises and a broken bone. Fittipaldi took to Twitter to reveal his current medical condition and when he could return to racing again.

Hey guys, I am very grateful that I only broke my heel and have some cuts and bruises. Thank you all for the messages, as well as the FIA and medical staff for taking great care of me. I am very happy that Theo is ok. I will be back on track soon and faster than ever,” he wrote.

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Another anti-stall incident in F2

Anti-stall is starting to trigger quite the stir in Formula 2, with its occurrences being more frequent than ever. The latest victim was Theo Pourchaire. The Frenchman, driving the ART Grand Prix, found himself stalled on the grid at lights out.


Meanwhile, Charouz Racing driver Fittipaldi, who was starting from almost the back of the grid absolutely plummeted into the back of Pourchaire’s car, leading to a huge pile-up right over the start-finish line.

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It was indeed a scary crash. The good news is that both the drivers are safe.

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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