Alex Lynn has spoken out for the first time since his serious accident at the Diriyah E-Prix.
TV footage released by Formula E showed Lynn’s Mahindra becoming airborne and flipping upside down before sliding off the track and across the run-off zone at turn 18, eventually coming to a stop upside down. After his car came to a halt, the Briton was immediately taken to hospital in an ambulance, but he was released the same night after the results of the CT scans were available.
The race itself continued under a full-course yellow before a full safety car was deployed. After a lengthy stoppage, it was decided not to restart the race with three minutes to go.
Less than 48 hours after the accident, Lynn said in a video message on Mahindra’s official Twitter account that he was ready to put the incident behind him and focus on the next round in Rome in April.
This is a good sign, as the accident looked very horrific and it was not known at first how he was doing.
“But first things first, I’m a 100% fine, no injuries at all.”Alex Lynn, Mahindra Racing
He also said: “Hi everyone, I just wanted to send out a little message after Saturday evening’s race. Safe to say it was a little bit more of a dramatic ending than I was hoping on having. So, I’d like to say a big thank you to my team Mahindra, the FIA and also Formula E for making sure that the car I’m driving is extremely safe. And the second thing I’d really like to say is that a big thank you for all the messages that I’ve been sent, honestly really humbled by some of the things that have been said and I do appreciate it a lot. So, from now it’s just really about getting ready for Rome in a few weeks’ time. I want to maximise this really fast Mahindra car that I’ve been given and looking forward to.”