WATCH: Alex Lynn’s Huge Unseen Crash Red Flags Formula E Race

Published 02/28/2021, 1:59 AM EST


Just months after the scary Romain Grosjean crash in F1, Formula E is the new racing series to join the club of disturbing accidents. During the second leg of Diriyah E-Prix in Saudi Arabia, the sport witnessed one of its most intense crashes in years.

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The session met with a red flag despite having three minutes left on the clock. Mahindra’s Alex Lynn stood as the major reason behind Formula-E aborting the race.

How the Formula E crash unfolded?

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The race came across a multi-car crash at the end of the back straight. Although Formula-E failed to record the incident, a bystander along the trackside managed to capture things as they unfolded.

It was initially Mitch Evans getting caught in the mix-up, as he parked his Jaguar along the walls. Alongside him was an Andretti. But that collision was merely just the beginning.

Moments later, Lynn’s Mahindra blitzed past the camera upside down onto the runoff area, inducing massive sparks from the halo. Subsequently, the Stewards called in the safety car, which controlled the pacy cars for a while.

However, considering the severity of the incident, the sport decided to call off the race, as red flags came out peeking from the marshals. Meanwhile, the rescue team arrived at the scene and carried Lynn to the hospital for routine check-ups.

How is Alex Lynn following the crash?

The good news is that the Mahindra Racing driver is safe and sound after falling victim to the startling crash in Saudi Arabia. Moments after the collision, Formula-E revealed Lynn’s status through social media.

The Mahindra driver is conscious and at hospital for checks as requested by the medical delegate,” the statement read. This heaved a sigh of relief amongst the racing community.

Update on Alex Lynn: The Mahindra driver is conscious and at hospital for checks as requested by the medical delegate.

— ABB FIA Formula E World Championship (@FIAFormulaE) February 27, 2021

What’s more, eventually, Mahindra, too, handed the fans with happy news. They clarified that the Briton will be fit for the forthcoming race weekend in Rome, Italy.

Following precautionary hospital checks, Alex Lynn has been discharged. He will back racing with the team in Rome,” Mahindra said.

STATEMENT: Following precautionary hospital checks @alexlynnracing has been discharged. He will back racing with the team in Rome

— Mahindra Racing (@MahindraRacing) February 27, 2021

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It was definitely a disturbing crash and could have taken a turn for the worst if not for halo’s presence. Thankfully, the British driver is already back on his feet and prepping up for the next race.

Will he get his redemption over the weekend in Rome? Only time will tell.

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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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