INDIANAPOLIS – Two crew members for Tristan Vautier were injured during a pit stop in Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 after being struck by the car of James Davison, Vautier’s Dale Coyne Racing teammate.
Vautier’s pit stall was located directly ahead of Davison’s, and Vautier’s team was working on the right side of his No. 18 Honda.
As Davison’s No. 19 left its pit, it collided with another Dale Coyne Racing teammate, Pippa Mann. Davison then clipped two members of Vautier’s team, leaving one on the asphalt and needing medical attention for several minutes from the safety team.
Daniel Jang was transported to Methodist Hospital for further evaluation of an apparent right ankle injury. The team later confirmed Jang suffered a broken ankle and is having an operation performed at Methodist Hospital on that ankle, as of today’s release. Greg Senerius, the other Coyne crew member, was seen and released.
“Unfortunately, I got sent out at the same time Pippa was coming, and we made contact, and it sent me into the second team car,” Davison said. “Just a very unfortunate situation. … I’m really hoping he’s OK. I think we took his feet away from him rather than ran him over. Hopefully, he’ll make a full recovery.”
The race was under yellow for a Lap 113 crash involving Ed Carpenter and Oriol Servia in the first turn.