Detroit Grand Prix red-flagged following crash
The 7th round of the season has been stopped as a result of the shunt which involved Felix Rosenqvist.
IndyCar'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.
The 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.
It 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.
The 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.
When 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.
He was taken to a local hospital for further checks.
The race was suspended on lap 27 and remains under red flag conditions.