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World "Really bad": Formula E video shows Alex Lynn's flight in Riyadh

16:55  28 february  2021
16:55  28 february  2021 Source:   de.motorsport.com

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The video from a track camera reveals the cause of the termination of the second Riyadh race of Formula E 2021: Lynn out of hospital - Evans takes position

on TV The image was not shown during the live broadcast on Saturday, but the reason for the abandoning the second race in the double header of the Formula E World Championship 2021 in Riyadh was not Jaguar driver Mitch Evans, but Alex Lynn , whose Mahindra bolide overturned in the course of a collision with Evans and remained lying with the roll bar down.

what happened? As a video published on Sunday on the Formula E social media channels with recordings from a track camera shows, at the end of the long straight there was a collision between Lynn and Evans. In the battle for 14th place Evans was ahead and defended, Lynn wanted to attack on the right, but there was not enough space.

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Lynn's Mahindra bolide rose, overturned in the air and slid on the roll bar into the run-off zone of turn 18. There the car stopped between a TecPro barrier and the concrete wall at the end of the run-off zone.

We are thankful that Alex Lynn is well after this accident. Testament to the medical staff, marshals and the @FIA who keep our sport safe. to Mitch Evans who abandoned his race to run to Alex’s aid. #ABBFormulaE #DiriyahEPrix @alexlynnracing @mitchevans_ pic.twitter.com/hp7FTNYR8w

- ABB FIA Formula E World Championship (@FIAFormulaE) February 28, 2021 Lynn was taken to the hospital for a check-up but still on Saturday released again from this, as confirmed by the Mahindra team via Twitter. The 27-year-old Briton did not suffer any notable injuries.

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STATEMENT: Following precautionary hospital checks @alexlynnracing has been discharged. He will back racing with the team in Rome

- Mahindra Racing (@MahindraRacing) February 27, 2021 Lynn's opponent Evans describes what happened to 'Motorsport-Total.com' from his point of view: "It was not a nice accident. I have I defended myself hard against Alex on the way to [Turn] 18. He drove close to the wall. He didn't give up. Was there room? I'm not sure. I have to watch the replay. I hope that there was room and that I didn't do anything wrong. But it caught my rear wheel and took off like an airplane. It was really bad. "

Mitch Evans, Alex Lynn © Provided by motorsport.com Mitch Evans, Alex Lynn

Shortly before the crash, Mitch Evans (# 20) and Alex Lynn (# 94) fought for P14

Photo: Motorsport Images

Even before Lynn was released from the hospital on Saturday evening , Evans had the opportunity to speak to him directly. "He seems fine, but as a precaution he has been checked out to make sure he's fine after the shock. It wasn't a nice moment. At one point I could see him above me. The main thing is that it is he's okay. When I saw him crash into the wall, I jumped out to make sure he was okay. "

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Lynn was the second Formula E driver to visit the hospital over the course of the race weekend in Riyadh. This already applied to Venturi driver Edoardo Mortara in free practice on Saturday morning after he had suffered a front impact into the TecPro barrier at exactly the same point on the track, which was due to a brake failure. Like Lynn, Mortara got away with no major injuries. The only reason he could not take part in the race was because his car could not be rebuilt in time.

With images from Motorsport Images.

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