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F2 Race Suspended After Enzo Fittipaldi & Théo Pourchaire Suffer Horrific Crash

The F2 feature race of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix lasted a few seconds after Enzo Fittipaldi collided with Théo Pourchaire on the start-finish straight.

Enzo Fittipaldi and Théo Pourchaire

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The F2 feature race of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix lasted a few seconds after Enzo Fittipaldi collided with Théo Pourchaire on the start-finish straight. Both drivers were immediately attended to and sent to the hospital, with the FIA confirming later that both drivers were fine.

The suspended race was won by Oscar Piastri, who managed to convert his pole position to a win by maintaining the lead of the race. Since the minimum number of laps were not completed, only half the points were given to all the drivers who finished in the points.

FIA releases statement to provide health update

The statement released by the FIA read,

"The FIA advises that incident occurred during the FIA Formula 2 Feature Race start today, 05/12/21, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, involving car #10, Théo Pourchaire, and car #14, Enzo Fittipaldi.

The drivers were immediately attended to by emergency and medical crews. The drivers were conscious and extricated by the attending medical crews. Both have been transferred by ambulance and helicopter to King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah."

F2 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix summary

With Enzo Fittipaldi and Théo Pourchaire coming together for Race 3 at Jeddah, there was a lengthy red flag that resulted, with the race being shortened to 20 minutes and one lap. However, the race ended prematurely after Guilherme Samaia and Olli Caldwell collided. Half points were awarded to everyone, with Oscar Piastri winning the race.

As things stand, Piastri (196) leads the F2 championship by 43 points from Robert Shwartzman (153).

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