As a result of a crash at the start of the Formula 2 race in support of the Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia, two drivers were transported to hospital on Sunday.

Frenchman Théo Pourchaire didn't get away well from his third place on the grid, after which Brazilian Enzo Fittipaldi, who started eighteenth, crashed full behind.

According to the FIA, both drivers are conscious.

After being removed from their cars, Pourchaire (18) and Fittipalde (20) were taken by helicopter to the hospital in Jeddah.

When the start finish area had been swept clean again under the supervision of Michael Masi, the race was resumed for twenty minutes.

Because the Formula 1 race on the Jeddah Corniche Circuit starts at 6.30 pm Dutch time, there was no time left to finish the entire race.

The Formula 2 race had already been postponed due to a crash earlier in the support program.

Therefore, repair work had to be done.

Shortly after the field with Australian GC leader Oscar Piastri was reinstated, there was another crash.

This time Guilherme Samaia and Olli Caldwell flew into the wall.

Because there was no time afterwards to clear the track, the race was not resumed.

Because there was so little driving, half points were awarded.

Piastri won and will be the leading contender to become champion at the final races in Abu Dhabi in a week's time.

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