The uselessness of low-profile tyres has once again been established. Despite initially hoping that the injury wouldn’t keep him out for too long, doctors confirmed that he had broken his D4 vertebra and estimated that he would be out of action for six weeks, with a period of rehab on top of this. In the round-up: FIA race director Michael Masi says it will look into whether changes to kerbs are needed following the injury sustained by Formula 2 driver Sean Gelael … Your email address will not be published. Sean Gelael. It looks like thin tyres on 18″ wheel worsen impact on sausage kerb. The starting grid for Sunday’s sprint race has therefore been reduced to 21 cars, with Gelael’s team mate Dan Ticktum the sole remaining DAMS driver. At least two weeks for recovery plus rehab time. Gelael was extricated from the car and taken to the nearby Hospital General De Granollers by ambulance. t1redmonkey (@t1redmonkey) 15th August 2020, 20:12. Advert | Become a RaceFans supporter and go ad-free. unofficially, it’s being reported that he’s suffered some sort of back fracture which is basically guaranteed to take him out of racing for at least 2 weeks. Gelael announced his absence on Instagram a short time ago. 16 Aug 2020. The Medical Car was sent to the scene. If things stay as they are, Gelael will miss the rest of … Sean Gelael announced today he will be out of the Formula 2 Championship for the next six weeks! ruliemaulana (@ruliemaulana) 15th August 2020, 23:10. DAMS Formula 2 driver Sean Gelael faces at least six weeks on the sidelines due to the injury he sustained in the Barcelona feature race, likely ruling him out of the next four rounds. Vips will remain in the car for round 10 of the 2020 season. I will be out for 6 weeks minimum..…” gelaelized (Image: Supplied/Dutch Photo Agency) The Indonesian driver suffered an unseen incident on the final lap, with a statement from his DAMS team stating that he “went airborne and landed hard.”. Load audio player. You can watch it in F1 TV Pro if you are a subscriber, Patrick (@paeschli) 16th August 2020, 12:51. We will wait and see what the future will bring.”. As a consequence of George Russell's step up to Mercedes to cover for the COVID-positive Lewis Hamilton, Jack Aitken will make his Formula 1 debut for Williams at the Sakhir Grand Prix. In addition to that, Juan Manuel Correa also landed in hospital with two broken legs and a spinal injury. Estonian Vips has impressed throughout his junior racing career, having championed the ADAC Formula 4 in 2017 and fought for the 2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship title alongside team-mate Dan Ticktum. 18.5k Likes, 352 Comments - Sean Gelael (@gelaelized) on Instagram: “Hey guys, im back home in Jakarta as a result of the injury. DAMS Formula 2 driver Sean Gelael has been taken to hospital for precautionary checks after being unable to finish F2’s feature race in Barcelona. It’s frighteningly similar to the position of Wilson’s head at Pocono. But their roles in feeding F1 with drivers meant their survival was crucial to their parent series' long-term future, In the latest feature in our series looking back on the 2010s, we revisit Charles Leclerc's sensational Formula 2 season - where he strode among on-track highs and lows, as well as tragedy away from motorsport, to earn a place on the Formula 1 grid, It wasn't long ago F2 drivers couldn't even get passes to the F1 paddock. Gelael suffered a broken vertebra when he landed heavily on a kerb after contact with Jack Aitken while they battled for position on the last lap of Saturady’s race. It is still staggering that these things don’t happen more often. In that championship, the New Zealander finished fifth after three consecutive failures. With Sean Gelael sidelined following an injury in Barcelona, Jüri Vips will join the DAMS team for the three upcoming FIA Formula 2 Championship rounds at Spa, Monza and Mugello. Any series is welcome, from Formula 2 and Indy Lights, all the way down to Formula 4 and Karting. The Estonian is to replace regular driver Sean Gelael, who suffered a back injury in an impact with a kerb on the last lap of the feature race at Barcelona last weekend. Formula 2. Gelael was injured in Round 6 of the season at Barcelona when his DAMS went airborne on the final lap of the Feature Race and landed hard on the kerb. It’s scary when there is no information!! As per Motorsport, Gelael’s injury was the result of a 45g impact with a kerb, the raised edging of the track. He won first place in Asian Karting Open Championship – Formula 125 Senior Open 2011. © 2021 Collantine Media Ltd | About RaceFans. Gelael, who has previously participated in five Formula 1 practice sessions for Toro Rosso, has completed in the … Promoted content from around the web | Become a RaceFans Supporter to hide this ad and others, I say itmight be a good thing – maybe they will finally get rid of these awful sausage kerbs, as they can now monitor “running off track” using other means, which is not dangerous for cars and drivers. Formula 2 driver Sean Gelael has been ruled out of the rest of the weekend after sustaining a back injury in a crash during Saturday’s feature race. “The DAMS driver was immediately attended to by emergency and medical crews. He was tipped for glory in FIA Formula 2 last year, but was hampered by reliability woes at inopportune moments. Vips will also contest at least the Monza and Mugello races. Gelael suffered a back injury, sustaining a broken D4 vertebra in an impact with a kerb on the last lap of the F2 feature race at Barcelona last weekend, and has been ruled out for the next three rounds. [OT] First released footage of F2 driver Sean Gelael's accident in Spain. However, in the last three races Vips came out in Formula 2 at DAMS, due to an injury of Sean Gelael. DAMS Formula 2 driver Sean Gelael faces six weeks on the sidelines due to the injury he sustained in the Barcelona feature race, ruling him out of potentially the next four rounds FIA to ‘look at the details’ of kerb hit that injured Gelael The Estonian is to replace regular driver Sean Gelael, who suffered a back injury in an impact with a kerb on the last lap of the feature race at Barcelona last weekend. “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.”, “I’m all okay,” Gelael posted on social media. DAMS FIA Formula 2 driver Sean Gelael has suffered a back fracture after a heavy impact with a kerb in Saturday's feature race in Barcelona. Gelael underwent an MRI scan at the hospital where “a small fracture of a vertebra was identified”, according to F2. The race was won by MP Motorsport driver Nobuharu Matsushita, who recovered from an 18th starting position to take a stellar comeback win in an eventful feature race. Sean Gelael is set to miss the next four rounds of the Formula 2 championship due to the back injury he sustained in Spain. En 2014 , firmó con Carlin para la temporada 2014 , anotando su primer punto en el campeonato, terminando 10º ganando 1 punto en el Gran Premio de Pau . The Indonesian driver stopped on track on the final lap of the feature race, and had to be extricated from his car and taken to hospital. Formula 2 driver Sean Gelael has been ruled out of the rest of the weekend after sustaining a back injury in a crash during Saturday’s feature race. Sean Gelael suffered a vertebral fracture in yesterday's F2 race, and it is reported that he will be out of racing for at least two weeks. Footage showed Gelael’s car stationary in the run-off area before the turn 14/15 chicane. What is the point? Of stationary car? Your email address will not be published. Long on F1's peripheries, Aitken finally has a chance to shine. ruliemaulana (@ruliemaulana) 16th August 2020, 9:14. Sean Gelael en Hockenheimring 2014. While Formula 1 felt the public brunt of the coronavirus pandemic, the virus also put the Formula 2 and Formula 3 categories on hiatus. It just shows how safe these cars are even though drivers are sitting very close to the ground. Juri Vips is set to make his FIA Formula 2 debut with the DAMS team in place of the injured Sean Gelael at Spa-Francorchamps next weekend. Just a shot of stationary car. Participó en el Campeonato Europeo de Fórmula 3 de la FIA en 2013 , uniéndose al equipo Double R Racing . Sean Gelael will return to his Formula 2 drive with DAMS in Bahrain, after a four-round lay-off following a fracture to his back in August’s Barcelona round. Was Formula 2’s radical format switch a success? Carlin has helped guide enough drivers to Formula 1 to fill out an entire grid, plus a handful of reserves, to create a remarkable alumni list. He suffered a broken back and had to sit out for almost the entierty of the season. Dan Morgan, sales and operations director of Lucas Oil Products (UK) said: “The team, cars and drivers are looking really strong. Neiana (@neiana) 15th August 2020, 21:30, His head was like leaning to one side in an awkward position. Estonian Vips has impressed throughout his junior racing career, having championed the ADAC Formula 4 in 2017 and fought for the 2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship title alongside team-mate Dan Ticktum. Hope he gets well soon. It later emerged that he had injured his back after what was reported to be a 45g impact with a kerb. With Sean Gelael sidelined following an injury in Barcelona, Jüri Vips will join the DAMS team for the three upcoming FIA Formula 2 Championship rounds at Spa, Monza and Mugello. “He was extricated by the attending medical crew and has been transferred by ambulance to Hospital General De Granollers for precautionary checks.”. Guanyu Zhou knows he won't get too many more chances if he is to become China's first F1 driver, with fierce competition within the ranks of Alpine's junior stable. His father said Sean had fractured on his back. Gelael suffered a vertebra fracture when he suffered a heavy landing after running over a kerb in the final sector of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya while battling against Jack Aitken. Was he conscious?! In Mugello he immediately took a podium place in the sprint race. Required fields are marked *. Sean Gelael has been ruled out of the FIA Formula 2 sprint race in Barcelona after suffering a fracture of a vertebra following an incident during Saturday’s feature race. “I have a D4 mid-spine fracture. With Yuki Tsunoda set to join that group, Motorsport.com has ranked its graduates to grace the grand prix scene... Michael Schumacher may have won seven Formula 1 titles, but he didn't even compete for a crown at the second tier. Gelael was taken to the hospital after striking a kerb and going airborne after an incident with Campos’ Jack Aitken in the Barcelona feature race, and was diagnosed with a fracture to his D4 vertebra. I assume D4 is upper thoracic vertebrae (T4), as L4 is much lower. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Son Mick put that right in 2020, and proved to Ferrari that he was deserving of a shot at motorsport's elite category in 2021…. ”Sean was diagnosed with a broken D4 vertebra and consequently will not compete in today’s Sprint Race.”. F2 boss declares new weekend format a "success", F1’s feeder series champions – hits and misses, What is the difference between F1 and F2? I saw the shot of him right at the end of the race and my very first thought was the live feed had frozen up because it looked like he was not moving at all. Lawson is already connected to Hitech, in Formula 3. Vips will also contest at least the Monza and Mugello races. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. But then they zoomed out and I was then really confused because it looked like he’d just come to a stop in the middle of that run off section in that last chicane and not crashed or hit anything. There is a post on Social media, I believe from him (galaelized) stating he has a fractured D4 vertebrae, mid spine. Did the medics talk to him?? Circumstance gives me bad memories of massa at Hungary. A site dedicated to all the junior formula Feeder Series that lead to higher championships such as Formula One & IndyCar. 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FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi is to examine Sean Gelael’s incident in Saturday’s F2 race in Barcelona as part of his regular post-race review. Gelael was involved in an incident with Jack Aitken on the final lap of the race, the aftermath of which was shown in the broadcast. Hopefully just heat exhaustion, and he can recover quickly. That will take his recovery until after Sochi, which is currently the final race on the Formula 2 calendar. With Sean Gelael sidelined following an injury in Barcelona, Jüri Vips will join the DAMS team for the three upcoming Formula 2 rounds at Spa-Francorchamps, Monza and Mugello. read more » Tags: gelael , suffered , d4 , fracture , f2 , crash All comments are moderated. 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