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Rosenqvist awake after huge IndyCar crash at Detroit

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – MAY 02: Felix Rosenqvist of Sweden, driver of the #7 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet, drives during the NTT IndyCar Series XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway on May 02, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

McLaren’s Felix Rosenqvist is awake and alert after protagonizing a huge crash during the IndyCar race at Detroit.

Rosenqvist crashed into the tire barriers on turn 6 as his throttle appeared to be stuck as he downshifted. He was conscious as the Safety Team extracted him from the car, but appeared to have pain. He was then placed on a backboard wearing a neck brace and was taken to the ambulance. The race was red-flagged on lap 27.

“I haven’t seen the replay yet but it was a weird scene to see, the way his car landed like that,” James Hinchcliffe said. “Obviously the first thin you just hope that the driver is alright, the cars that we have, the tracks and safety team are all top-notch. Hopefully he’ll be unscathed and all that. But it’s tough.”

More information on Ronseqvist’s condition is expected soon.

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