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18th May 2015, 21:45 at 9:45 pm #298537
Good to see Hinchcliffe’s condition is not serious, though the reports of him requiring leg surgery were unfortunately correct:
Medical update from Dr. Michael Olinger, INDYCAR medical director: Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe is in stable condition and is undergoing surgery at IU Health Methodist Hospital for an injury to his left upper thigh.
Hinchcliffe was awake when he was transported by ground to the hospital following a single-car accident during practice for the 99th Indianapolis 500 earlier in the day. The Canadian’s Schmidt Peterson Motorsports car made heavy right-side contact with the Turn 3 SAFER Barrier.
Additional updates to Hinchcliffe’s condition will be released when available.
The difficult question now is how this latest crash factors into thinking around the safety of the race. Hopefully data from the car gives them a clear picture of what happened and whether any further changes need to be made.18th May 2015, 19:28 at 7:28 pm #298524
Despite the steps take to keep speeds under control there’s now been a fourth accident, albeit somewhat different to those which preceded it. James Hinchcliffe has been taken to hospital following this impact:
This is the first crash and flip involving a Honda driver. Hinchcliffe was also running in the slipstream of another car. Practice has been put on hold following the crash.17th May 2015, 10:21 at 10:21 am #298443
@vmaxmuffin Sometimes Chrome can be a bit slow to ‘see’ the new stylesheet code – if you refresh the page I suspect it will work. It looks fine in Chrome here.14th May 2015, 22:01 at 10:01 pm #298392
Some more cool footage of the cars in action here:14th May 2015, 22:01 at 10:01 pm #298391
Norbert Michelisz had a near-miss in this curious incident during practice:13th May 2015, 11:39 at 11:39 am #29829113th May 2015, 11:38 at 11:38 am #29829013th May 2015, 11:37 at 11:37 am #298289
I’ve made a few tweaks to the video search terms – it now defaults to searching YouTube because that’s where we find pretty much all this stuff, it seems.
Here’s another view of the first lap at Wurth:13th May 2015, 10:33 at 10:33 am #298286
@andae23 Sorry to hear that mate. To be honest I increasingly don’t bother doing articles like this for Bahrain and China as there tends to be so little footage out there. And unfortunately this weekend so little happened on the track I’d be surprised if we find much here. Impressed someone got Hamilton’s spin, though!12th May 2015, 22:45 at 10:45 pm #298271
@atticus-2 I just love watching the car tackle the fast version of the NGK Chicane on the new track and then swerve off to the left, and suddenly everything looks much narrower and faster…12th May 2015, 9:47 at 9:47 am #298223
For those who want to ‘keep it real’, here’s a reminder of which tracks are currently allowed to hold F1 races:2nd May 2015, 20:59 at 8:59 pm #297559
@Petewally1976 It’s almost always the last Sunday in May – I expect if you look back through previous calendar that’ll stand up. Same as the Indianapolis 500.2nd May 2015, 11:37 at 11:37 am #297556
Thanks for the heads-up everyone. There’s been some maintenance going on with the database which appears to have caused this. Sorry for the disruption – that should be the end of it for now.11th April 2015, 20:11 at 8:11 pm #2965195th April 2015, 11:09 at 11:09 am #295934
Lots to like about the BTCC this year: great to see Priaulx looking quick from the go, the BMR line-up is fascinating, Honda have got a proper car. Might not get to see all of the races live today but will definitely catch up when I can.