Carlin man escapes huge F3 accident
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.