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Surtees Jr injured in F2 race

Henry Surtees, the son of former F1 title winner John Surtees, has been airlifted to hospital following an accident during the latest round of the FIA Formula Two Championship season at Brands Hatch.

Surtees was struck on the head by a wheel which had come loose from the car of Jack Clarke after he went off into the barriers between Westfield and Sheene, with Surtees knocked unconscious by the impact.

His car then went straight on into the barriers at Sheene before coming to rest at the side of the circuit, with the race being red-flagged and medical teams rushing to the scene.

Surtees was removed from the car and stabilised before being taken to the circuit's medical centre, where he was then prepared for transfer by helicopter to the Royal London Hospital for further treatment.

“I would like to express my great sadness that Henry has been injured today,” Formula Two chief executive Jonathan Palmer said. “An accident like this would obviously raise high levels of concern and we await further news on Henry's condition from the hospital.

“This is clearly a very worrying time for John and Jane Surtees. Our thoughts are with them and we will be providing all the support we can.”

Further updates when available

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Wyatt - Unregistered

July 19, 2009 6:13 PM

There is an unnerving lack of infomation on this accident. The incident happened hours ago and still there is only speculation as to his condition.

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