IRL: De Ferran in hard crash at Chicagoland

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IRL: De Ferran in hard crash at Chicagoland
Sep 9, 2002, 5:32 AM

Joliet, Illinois (September 8, 2002) - Gil de Ferran was injured in a single car accident at Chicagoland Speedway when his car made hard contact with the turn two wall. Indy Racing League's Director of Medical Services Dr. Henry Bock diagnosed de ...

Joliet, Illinois (September 8, 2002) - Gil de Ferran was injured in a single car accident at Chicagoland Speedway when his car made hard contact with the turn two wall. Indy Racing League's Director of Medical Services Dr. Henry Bock diagnosed de Ferran with a concussion. He was awake and alert when transported by air to St. James Hospital Olympia Fields, Illinois.

De Ferran closed on the lapped car of Tony Renna while running sixth. Renna suddenly slowed due to lost fuel pressure. De Ferran swerved to avoid contact, lost control due to air catching front wing causing hard contact with the turn two wall. The right side of the Penske Dallara still under full power hugged the wall down the back straightaway. Safety crews had to shut the engine off before attending to the driver.

"The most important thing now is Gil's condition," said Roger Penske. "The decision on whether de Ferran will race next week will depend on his medical condition and Dr. Bock."

Motorsport.com will have updates as they are available.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Gil de Ferran , Tony Renna , Roger Penske