Jones’ hopes and finger fractured in St. Petersburg
Ed Jones suffered a fractured finger on his left hand after making exhausting contact with the boundaries throughout the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
The Ed Carpenter Racing driver was in the course of a formidable early cost on his debut within the co-entered ECR/Scuderia Corsa Chevy when he turned in barely early for Flip 9 to get a run on James Hinchcliffe and slapped the within wall. The collision shot the Dubai-based Briton into the cement boundaries, which in flip snapped the steering wheel from his palms with distinctive power.
After the race, and along with his left hand wrapped tightly in bandages extending up his forearm, Jones lamented the error.
“I used to be capable of get an excellent run [out of Turn 9] to go [Simon] Pagenaud, and was making an attempt to do it once more with Hinch, however I made an error,” he advised RACER. “I really feel so badly for the group as a result of they gave me such a unbelievable automobile to drive.”
Jones doesn’t count on the fracture to maintain him out of the cockpit when the NTT IndyCar Sequence returns for Spherical 2 in lower than two weeks at Circuit of The Americas in Texas.
“I’ll be prepared for COTA,” he confirmed.
With Jones relegated to 21st, ECR’s Spencer Pigot delivered a optimistic end result for the group with a run from his beginning place of 16th to 11th on the checkered flag.