Brazilian driver Enzo Fittipaldi celebrated his luck after the serious accident he had with Frenchman Théo Pourchaire at the start of the Formula 2 Saudi Arabian GP on Sunday.
“I am very grateful that I only broke my heel and had some cuts and bruises. Thank you all for the messages, as well as the FIA [Federación Internacional de Automovilismo] and to the medical staff for taking great care of me,” wrote the grandson of the flying legend Emerson on his Twitter account.
The 20-year-old runner accompanied the message with a photo from the hospital bed, in which he raises his thumb and his left eye is purple and healed.
“I am very happy that Theo is well. I will be back on track soon and faster than ever,” added the South American.
Pourchaire, for his part, said he was “globally fine” in a message written on Sunday night on his official account.
Fittipaldi, grandson of former Formula 1 World Champion Emerson (1972 and 1974), rammed 18-year-old Pourchaire on the starting grid of the extremely fast and very dangerous Jeddah street circuit. There, later on the same Sunday, the penultimate race of the Big Top of the 2021 season was held.
Born in July 2001 in Miami, United States, Enzo Fittipaldi ascended all the scales of motorsport, from karting to F2, making his debut in the latter in September in Monza, Italy, in the Czech team Charouz Racing.
The race was interrupted immediately after the accident and resumed 40 minutes later. But it was definitively suspended after a new crash without gravity and a red flag. AFP