The opening two rounds of the current Formula E season kicked off with a double-header in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The Alex Lynn Formula E crash took place during the opening round but the series organisers only released the CCTV footage today after they were certain Lynn was okay. Click here to read about the Formula E race that will take place in South Africa later this year.
Lynn, who races for the Mahindra team, was involved in an on-track incident with Mitch Evans. The two were running alongside each other in close proximity to the wall when Lynn’s racecar was flipped into the air. It skated along the track, upside down and into the run-off area of the street circuit.
We are thankful that Alex Lynn is well after this accident. Testament to the medical staff, marshals and the @FIA who keep our sport safe. 🙌 to Mitch Evans who abandoned his race to run to Alex’s aid. #ABBFormulaE #DiriyahEPrix @alexlynnracing @mitchevans_ pic.twitter.com/hp7FTNYR8w
— ABB FIA Formula E World Championship (@FIAFormulaE) February 28, 2021
The Alex Lynn Formula E crash footage you see here (above) is from trackside CCTV cameras as the broadcast cameras were capturing another crash in the vicinity. Other footage (which you can see below) shows Evans driving up to the stricken Mahindra. Evans jumped out of his own racecar, abandoning his race in the process, to go to the aid of his fellow racer – kudos for that Mitch.
A statement released by the team via twitter read: Following precautionary hospital checks @alexlynnracing has been discharged. He will (be) back racing with the team in Rome.