Enzo Fittipaldi has sustained a fracture to his right heel in the wake of a frightening start collision with Theo Pourchaire in Formula 2’s Feature Race in Saudi Arabia.
Pourchaire stalled from third place on the grid and was struck at high speed by the unsighted Fittipaldi.
Both were transported to a nearby hospital and remained conscious.
Fittipaldi’s elder brother, Haas F1 reserve Pietro, confirmed in an update that Enzo “is awake/alert and resting at the hospital.
“He has a fracture in his right heel but thankfully things are much better than what we all expected.
“Thank you to the FIA, the team and all the medical staff here in Saudi Arabia.”
Pourchaire was cleared of major injury in the impact but is not yet certain of his participation in this weekend’s final round in Abu Dhabi.
“Just wanted to tell you that I’m globally fine,” Pourchaire posted on his social media pages.
“For the moment I don’t know if it’s already the end of the season for me. But the most important is not that, that was a really big one and Enzo is injured. I wish him the best recovery possible!”
The truncated race was won by title leader Oscar Piastri.
It means Piastri is all but assured of this year’s championship, holding a 52.5-point advantage over team-mate Robert Shwartzman, with a maximum of 65 up for grabs.
Alfa Romeo-bound Guanyu Zhou technically remains in mathematical contention but is now 64.5 behind Piastri.