Vitaly Petrov, Renault, Monaco, 2011

Petrov “couldn’t feel legs” after crash in Monaco

2011 Monaco Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Vitaly Petrov, Renault, Monaco, 2011
Vitaly Petrov, Renault, Monaco, 2011

Vitaly Petrov has been taken to hospital following his crash in the closing stages of the Monaco Grand Prix.

The Renault team confirmed after the race he was conscious and talking following the crash.

The team reported on Twitter he had complained of leg pain but has not suffered a fracture.

Update: Further information from Renault:

After his crash during the Monaco GP this afternoon, Vitaly complained about his left ankle to the medical crew, so doctors drove him to the Princess Grace hospital for further checks. No fracture had been diagnosed at the circuit.

Once at hospital, it was confirmed that there was no swelling or broken bone. As a precaution, Vitaly will undergo a full body scan but he should be back in the paddock within a few hours.

Update: Petrov says he couldn’t feel his legs after the crash:

“First of all, I would like to thank all my fans for all their well wishes, the medical teams at the circuit, the hospital for their efficient and friendly assistance, and the team for their concern.

“It was quite a big impact and I could not feel my legs very well after the crash. I thought it was best for the medical team to assist with removing me from the car as it was difficult for me to move and my legs were trapped in the cockpit. I did not lose consciousness but I was in quite a lot of pain when I was inside the car.”

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