Sean Gelael has missed the Formula 2 Sprint Race at the Circuit de Catalunya!
During Saturday’s Feature Race the Indonesian had an incident with Campos driver Jack Aitken, that caused a D4 vertebrae fracture.
Gelael pulled off the track, complaining about his back, and had to be extracted from his car after the medical car was deployed.
The team Tweeted:
Following an incident with Jack Aitken during the last round of the Main Channel of F2 in Barcelona, Sean’s car took off before landing heavily.
Suite à un incident avec Jack Aitken lors du dernier tour de la Manche Principale de F2 à Barcelone, la monoplace de Sean a décollé avant d’atterrir lourdement.
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The DAMS driver was transferred to Barcelona hospital for x-rays and an MRI scan.
He returned to his hotel on Saturday evening and reported to be “fine.”
The team will confirm later if Gelael is to attend the meeting at Spa-Francorchamps.
Gelael addressed his Instagram followers this morning, stating:
Thanks for all the kind messages. I’m all ok, I have a D4 mid spine fracture, We will wait to see what the future will bring. Thank you.
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Hi Guys, thanks for all the kind messages. I’m all ok, i have a D4 mid spine Fracture. We will wait and see what the future will bring. Thank you 🙏🏾 Hi guys, terimakasih untuk messages kalian. Saya dalam kondisi baik, dengan retak tulang belakang tengah D4. Kita tunggu apa yang akan datang. Makasih semuanya 💙
Team Manager, François Sicard, said:
Of course, we are relieved that Sean is okay after his incident, although he had to miss the Sprint Race and will be resting which is the priority. It’s never a good thing when your driver gets injured, but it could have been a lot worse. We wish him a speedy recovery.
* Image Credit: Dutch Photo Agency/@gelaelized