Pourchaire “fine”, Fittipaldi suffers fractured heel after Jeddah F2 startline crash

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Pourchaire stalled on the grid in Sunday’s race and was then collected by an unsighted Fittipaldi, which triggered a nasty crash that immediately drew a red flag from race control.

Both drivers were conscious and extricated by medical crews before being transferred by ambulance and helicopter to King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital.

Pourchaire has since taken to social media to confirm that he escaped the incident unscathed.

“Hey everyone, Just wanted to tell you that I’m globally fine!,” read a post on Pourchaire’s social media channels.

“For the moment I don’t know if it’s already the end of the season for me. But the most important is not that, that was a really big one and Enzo is injured.

“I wish him the best recovery possible!”

Speaking to Motorsport.com, Alfa Romeo boss Frederic Vasseur confirmed he has spoken with Pourchaire, who is part of the F1’s team’s Sauber Academy, following the crash and expects the teenager to race in next weekend’s F2 season finale in Abu Dhabi.

“Theo is OK, I spoke with him half an hour after the race, he was on his way to hospital, to get some checks, some X-ray, but everything is going well, and he told me no doubt that he will be in Abu Dhabi,” said Vasseur.

“But, perhaps he will be a bit stiff tomorrow, but let’s see for Abu Dhabi.”

On Monday Fittipaldi offered an update on his condition confirming he escaped with only a fractured right heel and cuts and bruises. 

“Hey guys, I am very grateful that I only broke my heel and have some cuts and bruises,” read a post on Enzo Fittipaldi social channels. 

“Thank you all for the messages, as well as the FIA and medical staff for taking great care of me. I am very happy that Theo is ok. I will be back on track soon and faster than ever.”

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