Australian Formula 3 driver Alex Peroni remains in hospital recovering after a dramatic crash in Monza at the weekend.
Peroni’s car was launched into the air after hitting a ‘sausage kerb’ at the fast Parabolica corner, spinning several times before landing upside down on a barrier.
Further track activity, including FP3 in Formula 1®, was delayed while officials removed the kerb, intended to prevent drivers going faster by running wide.
The 19-year-old Peroni, who was remarkably seen walking away from the incident, will return to Australia as soon as he is able to.
“He has been immobilised until further scans are performed on his back,” his support team said in a statement.
“His D6 vertebra has multiple fractures and the medical staff will decide tomorrow if it’s necessary to operate.
“Alex is also recovering from concussion with his helmet extensively damaged.
“Alex’s life was saved by the halo, his helmet and the robust modern survival cell.
“Team Peroni wish to pay tribute to all those people that have lobbied for constant progress in relation to safety.
“As soon as possible Alex will return to Tasmania to recover.”