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Frijns fractures hand in Mexico City crash

Robin Frijns has fractured his wrist after a crash in the opening race of the Formula E season in Mexico City.


The Dutch driver was making his debut for the ABT team after joining from Envision but found himself in the barrier on the opening lap of the race.


He collided with the rear of Norman Nato’s Nissan car going through the circuit’s new chicane with his car going airborne momentarily before coming to a half in the run-off area.


His team confirmed the injury on social media stating, “We are sad to confirm that Robin Frijns has suffered a fracture to his left hand and is being examined at the hospital. We are sending lots of love.”


Porsche and Maserati were amongst the teams to wish the Formula E race winner a speedy recovery, with the doubleheader Diriyah ePrix coming up at the end of the month.


Questions remain whether Frijns will be fit to race, with his injury having sufficient time to fully heal by then as it is only two weeks away.


Jehan Daruvala is an option for the ABT team if Frijns is ruled out. The Red Bull Junior is linked to ABT’s partner team Mahindra as their reserve driver and a possible deal could be made.





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