The UNI-Virtuosi driver misplaced management in tough damp circumstances on slick tyres whereas making an attempt to navigate to the grid for the beginning of the delayed dash race, that was initially postponed from its morning slot resulting from antagonistic climate circumstances.
Drugovich’s automobile, set to begin the race from thirteenth spot, snapped to the left earlier than making heavy contact with the wall. His smash brought on important harm, ensuing within the race being delayed by 5 minutes as marshals cleared the monitor.
The FIA later confirmed after the race that the Brazilian was taken to the GBUZ Metropolis Hospital for precautionary checks.
After present process a CT scan and X-ray, UNI-Virtuosi confirmed Drugovich was cleared of any severe accidents and medical professionals have given the motive force the all-clear to return to motion.
“Following his crash on the way in which to the grid in Dash Race 1, Felipe Drugovich was taken to hospital for precautionary examine,” learn a publish on the workforce’s Twitter account.
“Felipe has had a CT scan and X-Ray, and though he’s a bit sore, he’s happily been given the all-clear.”
After being launched from hospital, Drugovich added: “Thank God I’m okay, that was a heavy influence. Thanks everybody for all of the messages.”
Drugovich was not the one driver to endure an incident on the lap to the grid as team-mate and title contender Guanyu Zhou additionally spun within the slippery circumstances.
The Chinese language driver stalled his automobile and was compelled to observe the race from the sidelines.
His error went moderately unpunished as championship chief Oscar Piastri missed out on a factors end after coming dwelling ninth, in a race won by Carlin’s Dan Ticktum.
After moist climate compelled the cancellation of F2’s second dash race, the championship will return on Sunday for a Function race at 1120 native time (0920 BST).
Piastri will begin the characteristic race from pole place alongside Purple Bull junior Jehan Daruvala.