Gelael to miss Sprint Race with vertebrae fracture

Gelael to miss Sprint Race with vertebrae fracture

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Sean Gelael will not feature in Sunday’s Formula 2 Sprint Race, having suffered a small fracture of his vertebrae.

The incident happened in Saturday’s Feature Race in Spain when he was duelling with Jack Aitken in the final few laps.

Gelael’s car was launched before landing violently on the runoff area at the entrance of Turn 14.

Gelael appeared to be briefly motionless in the car as he was helped out of the car and taken to the Hospital General de Granollers.

Formula 2 released a statement this morning that Gelael had been released from hospital, but will not compete in the Sprint Race.

The statement read: “Following an incident on the final lap of the Barcelona Feature Race with Campos Racing’s Jack Aitken, Sean Gelael’s car went airborne and landed hard.

“The Medical Car was deployed to extract the Indonesian driver who was then transferred by ambulance to Hospital General De Granollers for precautionary checks.

“Following an MRI scan yesterday evening, a small fracture of a vertebra was identified. He was released from the hospital last night and is expected to make a full recovery, however, as a precaution, has been declared unfit to race today by the FIA Medical Delegate.”

All of us at InsideF2 wish Sean a speedy recovery and hope to see him back on track soon!

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