Hungaroring: Bianchi and Tung to miss sprint race

Two drivers held for observation after crash Jules Bianchi and Ho-Pin Tung will miss tomorrow's sprint race in Budapest after their first corner crash this afternoon handed the pair an enforced stay in hospital tonight for observation. The ...

Two drivers held for observation after crash

Jules Bianchi and Ho-Pin Tung will miss tomorrow's sprint race in Budapest after their first corner crash this afternoon handed the pair an enforced stay in hospital tonight for observation.

The Frenchman spun at the first corner and turned into a head on collision with the Chinese driver, who was then hit from behind by Rodolfo Gonzalez: the incident brought out the red flags as the medical crew attended the site and assisted with their extraction.

Both drivers were taken to the circuit's medical centre for check ups, with Tung helicoptered to the local hospital and Bianchi following shortly after for tests.

Dams revealed that: "Following his collision with Jules Bianchi on the opening lap of the GP2 Series race today (Saturday) on the Hungaroring circuit, Ho-Pin Tung was taken to the military hospital in central Budapest. The scans and examinations did not reveal any serious injuries, but Ho-Pin will remain in hospital overnight under observation, and will undergo further checks tomorrow morning."

After the race Ferrari released a statement which revealed that Bianchi "fractured his second lumbar vertebra and is now recovering at Budapest's AEK Hospital. The French driver, who never lost consciousness after the heavy impact of the accident that happened during the early stages of the race, will not be back in the cockpit until he has fully completed his rehabilitation program."

GP2 Series would like to wish both drivers a speedy recovery and is looking forward to welcome them both back as soon as possible.

-source: gp2

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Ho-Pin Tung , Rodolfo Gonzalez , Jules Bianchi