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Serious crash marred Formula 2 race in Saudi Arabia: stationary car torpedoed at high speed

The final Formula 2 race of the weekend in Saudi Arabia has started in the worst possible way. After the race had been postponed for more than half an hour due to repairs to the track, things went wrong at the start. The young Frenchman Théo Pourchaire (18) did not leave his starting spot and was torpedoed at full speed by the Brazilian Enzo Fittipaldi (20).

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The match was immediately stopped with a red flag while an ambulance moved to the accident site. Both Pourchaire and Fittipaldi – a grandson of former Formula 1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi – are in their first season in Formula 2. Sky Sports Germany Fittipaldi would have been taken off by helicopter, but would have raised his thumb. Pourchaire, in turn, is said to have done the same when he was placed in the ambulance, but official reports about their condition are still awaited.

Despite the serious accident, the race will still be restarted: at 4.45 pm Belgian time the Formula 2 drivers will race again. There will be 20 minutes plus 1 lap. Australian Oscar Piastri can secure the title and will also start from pole position. After that, the word will soon be on the Formula 1 colleagues: Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen will continue their exciting title battle at 6.30 pm.

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