Mahindra Formula E driver Alex Lynn has escaped serious injury after what has been described as an “aeroplane crash" at the Diriyah E-Prix.

The second night race in Saudi Arabia was prematurely Red-flagged following a nasty accident involving Lynn and Jaguar’s Mitch Evans as they battled over 14th place in the closing stages.

While the crash was not broadcast live with the TV feed instead focusing on a separate accident involving BMW’s Maximilian Gunther and NIO333’s Tom Blomqvist further up the road, it is understood that Lynn was sent airborne after making contact with the rear of Evans’ car.

Lynn’s Mahindra flipped upside down and landed on its roll hoop before skidding along the ground and coming to rest up against the Turn 18 TecPro barriers.

The Briton was taken to hospital for evaluation but was later discharged having suffered only “some bumps and bruises” according to Mahindra team principal Dilbagh Gill, who accompanied Lynn to the hospital.

“The most important thing is that Alex is ok after his accident,” Gill said.

“It was a nasty accident, but it’s testament to the ongoing work that Formula E and the FIA do around safety that Alex only suffered some bumps and bruises and will be back racing with us in Rome.

Evans, who drove over to Lynn and got to speak to him before he was taken to hospital, said the incident resembled an “aeroplane crash”.

Briton’s Sam Bird won the second round of the season to record his first victory since switching to Jaguar and his 10th overall victory in Formula E, maintaining his impressive record as the only driver to have won a race in every season of the championship.

 

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