Sean Gelael announced today he will be out of the Formula 2 Championship for the next six weeks!
Gelael announced his absence on Instagram a short time ago.
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Hey guys, im back home in Jakarta as a result of the injury. I will be out for 6 weeks minimum.. which will mean i will miss majority of the races. It has been a very challenging season… and because of the support of all of you, we still keep working hard, we still keep faith, and we still thank God for everything. 🖤 Hi Guys, Saya kembali ke Jakarta untuk pemulihan cedera setidaknya selama sekitar 6 minggu. Artinya, saya tidak akan ikut beberapa balapan. Ini benar-benar musim yg penuh tantangan. Tetapi berkat dukungan kalian semua, kami tetap bekerja keras, berjuang, dan bersyukur kepada Allah SWT untuk semuanya. 🖤
That will take his recovery until after Sochi, which is currently the final race on the Formula 2 calendar.
If things stay as they are, Gelael will miss the rest of the season.
It’s possible a further two races could be added at Bahrain and the contractual season finale in Abu Dhabi – the announcement is still bing anticipated by drivers, teams and racing fans alike.
The pain from his injury forced Gelael to pull over before the chequered flag incurring a DNF. He didn’t participate on Sunday because of the fracture.
No official team announcements have been made on Gelael’s replacement.
The main focus for the team is to ensure the Indonesian driver has the best possible care and treatment following his accident.
We here at insideF2 wish Sean a speedy recovery and hope he returns to the track later in the season.
What are your thoughts on who will replace Gelael?
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