IndyCar motorist Felix Rosenqvist has actually been taken to a hospital for more examination after a huge crash on the very first lap of Sunday’s race at Pocono.
Takuma Sato activated an unsafe wreck when he attempted to dart through an opening on a three-wide start to the race and got Ryan Hunter-Reay, James Hinchcliffe, Rosenqvist and Alexander Rossi.
Rosenqvist’s vehicle dragged out its rear wheels versus the wall prior to kicking back on the track. IndyCar tweeted that he had actually been sent out to a regional injury center for more examination with non-life-threatening injuries.
IndyCar medical director Geoffrey Billows stated Rosenqvist was strolling and is anticipated to be great.
The event had a strangely comparable appearance to a mishap early in in 2015’s Pocono race that disabled motorist Robert Wickens. Hunter-Reay was associated with in 2015’s wreck.
“I can’t even begin to understand how after last year Takuma thinks that’s acceptable,” Rossi stated. “It’s disgraceful.”
Sato, the 2017 Indianapolis 500 winner, stated he believed he was all clear as he attempted to make an aggressive pass early in the race.
” I’m not actually over-aggressive,” he stated.
Rossi, who won at Pocono in 2015, saw his IndyCar champion hopes take a severe blow as his group attempted to repair work the damage to get him back in the race. He got in simply 16 points behind leader Josef Newgarden.
Wickens tweeted that IndyCar ought to no longer race at the 2 1/2- mile track. IndyCar and Pocono do not have an offer for a 2020 race.
How numerous times do we have to go through the very same scenario prior to we can all accept that an IndyCar ought to not race atPocono It’s simply a harmful relationship and possibly it’s time to think about a divorce. I’m really relieved (to my understanding) that everybody is alright from that frightening crash
— Robert Wickens (@robertwickens) August 18, 2019
The race was red-flagged on Lap 4 following the crash as teams were to repair work damage to the fence and wall. The race resumed after a hold-up of simply under an hour.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.