In the start line crash after the Verizon IndyCar Series’ standing start for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard was struck by a piece of debris. But per an official statement from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Ballard will be fine.
The official statement from IMS Medical Director Dr. Geoffrey Billows reads: “At the start of the race, [Mayor Greg Ballard] was struck by a piece of debris that resulted from the accident at the start of the race and had a minor soft tissue injury. He was evaluated and treated here, and we sent him home to rest. So he is fine.”
“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.
“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”
Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something
we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”