IndyCar’s Detroit Grand Prix Race 1 has been halted after Felix Rosenqvist crashed hard into the barriers.
Onboards seem to indicate that Rosenqvist suffered a stuck throttle into Turn 6 of the Belle Isle circuit, and was not able to make the corner.
His Arrow McLaren SP car accelerated all the way to the tire barriers on the rev limiter and violently pushed its way through all the way to the concrete barrier behind.
After coming to a rest on top of the tires, Rosenqvist was attended to immediately by the travelling AMR safety crew.
Rosenqvist remained conscious as he was tended to by the safety team.
After considerable time and effort, the crew was able to extricate Rosenqvist, who was placed on a stretcher and loaded into a waiting ambulance.
After transporting Rosenqvist to the infield care center, doctors gave an update stating that he never lost consciousness or alertness the entire time.
They also relayed that there was no life-threating or limb-threatening injuries, but Rosenqvist will be transported to a Detroit area hospital for further imaging.
The race was put under a red flag on lap 27 of the 70-lap encounter.
Rosenqvist started 14th and was running mid pack at the time of the accident.
No restart time has yet been given with extensive repairs needed to the tire barriers and concrete wall, which was pushed back due to the force of the impact.
Scott Dixon led at the time of the red flag but had yet to make his first pit stop and will need do so as soon as the red flag is over so as to not run out of fuel.