- F​elix Rosenqvist was involved in a big crash in Saturday's Detroit Grand Prix (Credit: Arrow McLaren SP)

D​etroit Grand Prix red-flagged following crash

T​he 7th round of the season has been stopped as a result of the shunt which involved Felix Rosenqvist.

I​ndyCar's Detroit Grand Prix 1 has been suspended after a monster crash for the Arrow McLaren SP of Felix Rosenqvist in the early stages of the race.

T​he official Indycar on NBC Twitter account confirmed that the Swede was "awake and alert" but was reported to be struggling to catch his breath. Understandable after such a sudden stop, such as in Valtteri Bottas' Mexico qualifying shunt.

I​t appeared as if Rosenqvist's throttle was stuck after he downshifted heading into turn 6, and went straight on into the tyre wall. Concrete blocks behind the tyre wall were also moved back some distance.

T​he procedure to extricate him from the car took longer than normal due to the added complication of his car being propped up on the tyre wall by a sort-of 45 degree angle, nose-up.

W​hen he was finally extricated, he was seen on a spine board and in a neckbrace - standard procedure. He also appeared to, understanably, be in some pain and discomfort.

H​e was taken to a local hospital for further checks.

T​he race was suspended on lap 27 and remains under red flag conditions.

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Comments (5)

  • That was a horrendous crash.

      1 month ago
  • That was horrible, man. The onboard made me jump back

      1 month ago
    • my heart sank... I turned to indycar to get away from what happened in Denmark v Finland football game and then this happens... just hope he's ok

        1 month ago
    • Yeah, he did remove his helmet and was fully conscious, just hoping nothing happened to his leg.

        1 month ago