After a horrific crash in Formula 3 (F3), Carlin’s driver Peter Li Zhi Cong was originally airlifed to the hospital for suspected head and back trauma.
Li launched off the back of the car of his teammate Ryan Tveter, after the latter went off track and somehow got into the racing line. The dust from his off prevented Li from seeing Tvetter right in front of him, sending Li into flight. Remarkably, Li was able to walk away from the crash but later collapsed after feeling all the forces exerted on to his body.
Thankfully however, the team have now clarified that the biggest consequence of the crash would be broken bones in Li’s heel.
“Peter is undergoing treatment for multiple broken bones in his heel, which will require surgery in the near future,” a statement from the team reads.
“Peter has also been diagnosed with four fractured vertebrae which do not require surgery. While suffering with other bruising and small injuries, Peter is alert and speaking with team personnel.”
Tveter, who also had to go to hospital for a check-up, has been “discharged with heavy bruising to his knee”.
We hope that the involved driver may be on his way to a speedy recovery.