Car­lin man es­capes huge F3 ac­ci­dent

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Car­lin Euro­pean F3 driver ‘Peter’ Li Zhi Cong suf­fered four frac­tured ver­te­brae and bro­ken bones in his heel in a dra­matic crash at the Red Bull Ring last week­end.

His team-mate Ryan Tveter had spun at Turn 5 and re­joined the track on the rac­ing line. But the cloud of gravel from his spin meant for­mer Bri­tish F3 racer Li was un­sighted when he ar­rived at the cor­ner and ploughed into the back of Tveter. This sent him air­borne and he rolled sev­eral times be­fore his car fi­nally came to a rest.

A Car­lin state­ment said: “Peter is un­der­go­ing treat­ment for mul­ti­ple bro­ken bones in his heel, which will re­quire surgery in the near fu­ture. Peter has also been di­ag­nosed with four frac­tured ver­te­brae, which do not re­quire surgery.”

Tveter – who was also hit by Pe­dro Pi­quet – was dis­charged from hospi­tal with heavy bruis­ing to his knee.

Cal­lum Ilott won the short­ened race. Lance Stroll was never headed in the other two con­tests.

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