FPAUDI: Silverstone: Hamilton injured in startline accident

Hamilton airlifted to hospital after startline accident As the lights went green at the start of the second Formula Palmer Audi race at Silverstone, pole-sitter Matt Hamilton was left stationary on the grid. This was due to the red starting...

Hamilton airlifted to hospital after startline accident

As the lights went green at the start of the second Formula Palmer Audi race at Silverstone, pole-sitter Matt Hamilton was left stationary on the grid. This was due to the red starting light, which illuminates to indicate the approaching start and extinguishes to begin the race, staying on for a much shorter time than is normal. His stranded car was hit by several unsighted drivers and was spun around; it was then hit broadside at full racing speed by a car from the back of the grid.

The Silverstone medical team were on the scene immediately and Matt received excellent care. He was cut from the car and airlifted to hospital in Coventry, where he was diagnosed with a broken right femur. None of the other drivers involved in the accident were injured and the race was restarted as soon as the circuit was cleared.

Matt did not suffer any other injuries and is expected to recover fully. He has also stated that he wishes to resume racing in Formula Palmer Audi after his recuperation.

-credit: fpa

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