Kaylen Frederick has been ruled out of Formula 3 race 3 at Red Bull Ring after suffering an injury 12 laps in while battling for sixth place with Juan Manuel Correa. He suffered a fracture and a broken thumb, forcing him out of Sunday’s race.
He was taken to the Universitatsklinikum Graz Hospital following the incident which forced him to retire from the race. Since then, Formula 3 confirmed that a hand injury would result in his absence from race 3.
“He was found to have a fracture dislocation of his left thumb. He is otherwise well but will take no further part in racing this weekend,” the statement read. The cause of the injury is yet unknown, although it is speculated it was picked up after a tangle for sixth place mid-race.
“The FIA advises that, following an incident during the FIA Formula 3 Race 2 today, 03/07/21, in Austria, the driver of car #24, Kaylen Frederick, has been taken to Universitatsklinikum Graz Hospital for investigation and treatment of a hand injury.”
This injury was a serious stopper to the 19-year-old’s momentum as he scored his maiden points in the opening race, climbing up from 19th to 9th. The BRDC British Formula 3 сhampion was in the points during the second race before he was forced to retire in a race that would be won by David Schumacher.