2 W-Series drivers released from hospital after accident | Sports news


Red Bull driver Sergio Perez from Mexico controls his car during the second practice session before the Formula 1 Grand Prix on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Spa, Belgium, Friday, August 27, 2021. The Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place on Sunday.

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By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Auto Racing Writer

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) – Drivers Beitske Visser and Ayla Agren were discharged from hospital after a serious accident involving six cars during a W-Series race in Belgium.

The accident occurred on Friday during a qualifying on the Spa-Francorchamps track in the Ardennes forest.

All six drivers had to undergo medical examinations, and Visser from the Netherlands and Agren from Norway were taken to the hospital on Friday evening for a further examination.

“(Visser) is sore but smiles this morning after she was discharged from the hospital last night when a CT scan and X-ray cleared her of back and leg injuries,” the W-Series said on Saturday. Agren had already been released.

The British Sarah Moore and Abbie Eaton, the Spaniard Belen Garcia and the Liechtensteiner Fabienne Wohlwend were the others involved in the accident on the infamous Eau Rouge section of the 7-kilometer route.

All six are fine, the W-Series said on Saturday.

In the dramatic accident, two cars ricocheted off a tire wall and another car toppled into the air and hit the front nose against the tire wall after being wedged by another vehicle directly behind it.

A fifth car suffered minor damage after sliding into the others, while a sixth, immediately following it, lost control and slid to the right but avoided contact.