VAIDYANATHAN ESCAPES MONSTER F3 CRASH
Carlin’s Ameya Vaidyanathan walked away from a huge crash unscathed at last weekend’s opening British F3 race at Oulton Park.
Vaidyanthan had a run on HHC Motorsport’s Sisa Ngebulana heading into Cascades, but the two cars made contact and Vaidyanathan was launched into a the air.
His car flipped nose-to-tail, landing severely damaged. He took some assistance to get out of the car, and was taken to the medical centre where he was cleared by medical staff, but kept under observation for half an hour as a precaution.
“I had a good run on Sisa, he left room on the inside at the kink going into Cascades,” said Vaidyanathan. “I was ahead of him from my point of view and then there was contract between his front-right and my rear-left, which was quite disturbing.
“After that I felt a few big hits, but had no idea what direction they were or where they were coming from. I was in shock afterwards, but once the initial trauma subsided I was OK. I’m just very grateful to the people from Tatuus [chassis builder] for the strength of its car.”
Ngebulana was excluded from the race one result, and handed four penalty points. HHC team boss Charlie Kemp said: “I think the punishment is a little harsh. Sisa has misjudged it slightly, particularly with the closing speeds, and it was the lightest of touches, which is why it was such a big accident. Sisa was obviously distraught after.”