No 10 DragonSpeed BR1 Gibson. World Endurance Championship Round 1. Spa Francorchamps, Belgium. May 2018.

DragonSpeed’s Pietro Fittipaldi suffered a heavy crash in qualifying for the FIA WEC’s opening round at Spa Francorchamps this afternoon.

The young Brazilian ace suffered injuries to both legs in the impact at Radiliion behind the wheel of his BR1 Gibson LMP1 car.

A statement issued by the FIA soon after read:

“At 15:52 today, Friday 4 May 2018, the No.10 DragonSpeed BR Engineering BR1 left the track at high speed at Raidillon, Circuit de Spa Francorchamps. The incident occurred during the LMP qualifying session for the 6 Hours of Spa Francorchamps,” 

“The car was being driven by Pietro Fittipaldi of Brazil.

“The driver, who was conscious at all times, was attended immediately by the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Medical Services and FIA Medical Delegate Jacques Tropenat, extracted from the car and taken by helicopter to the Centre Hospitalier de la Citadelle de Liège with suspected fractures to both legs. He is accompanied by the DragonSpeed Team Manager and his condition is not life-threatening.”

Further details will be released as available and all of us here at SportscarGlobal wish Pietro a speedy recovery and return to the racetrack.