Felix Rosenqvist has been cleared and released by DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital following his heavy accident in Race 1 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix on Saturday.
Following Sunday’s Race 2 of INDYCAR’s double-header meeting, and with Arrow McLaren SP team-mate Pato O’Ward reaching Victory Lane, Rosenqvist shares the following statement:
“What an incredible drive by Pato today. He was amazing on the restart and it was really special watching him work his way through the field. I obviously don’t want to be watching races on TV, but it’s pretty special when your team-mate wins and dedicates the race to you.
“Yesterday was by far the most violent crash I’ve had, and I’m just so thankful I didn’t have any serious injuries. I’m fine but very sore, so driving today would not have been realistic. We had a great race to that point yesterday, which makes it even worse to take, but Oliver (Askew, replacement driver) did a great job today in the car. My focus is on getting rested up and fully recovered.
“Last, but definitely not least, I want to extend my gratitude for all the care and consideration I have received after the accident. To the AMR INDYCAR Safety Team, to everyone at DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, to my team-mates at Arrow McLaren SP, and to all my fans – thank you.”
Further updates on Felix Rosenqvist’s recovery and his status for the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America, which takes place this coming weekend (June 18-20), will be shared in due course.