Oliver Askew to pilot No.7 Vuse Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet in Race Two of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix

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By Arrow McLaren Press Release

Oliver Askew will pilot the No. 7 Vuse Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet in Race Two of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix on Sunday. Askew will be filling in for Arrow McLaren SP driver Felix Rosenqvist, who is being held overnight at DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital following an accident in Race One of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix.

Rosenqvist is being observed overnight prior to discharge, after being sent to the hospital for advanced imaging and evaluation by the trauma and neurological teams at DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital. An evaluation revealed no life or limb-threatening injuries and he is awake and alert.

Askew made 12 starts for Arrow McLaren SP as an NTT INDYCAR SERIES rookie in 2020, including a career-high finish of third at Race One of the Iowa 300. He will join Pato O’Ward, who finished third in Race One in Detroit.

Race Two of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix goes green tomorrow, Sunday, June 13, on NBC at 12:00 p.m. ET.

Updates on Felix’s recovery and his status for the REV Group Grand Prix in Road America, which takes place on Sunday, June 20, will be shared in due course.

Update on Felix Rosenqvist Accident

Following the accident involving Felix Rosenqvist in Race One of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix today on Belle Isle, the team has undertaken a detailed examination and investigation into the cause.

As a result, the team has eliminated driver error or any issues related to Chevrolet systems and software, including involving the throttle system.

The sequence of events has been clearly established and the root cause identified as a singular, non-recurrent mechanical fault. The remedy has already been implemented and the team is confident that the issue is now fully resolved.

Arrow McLaren SP would again like to thank the AMR Safety Team for their fast response at the track, along with the INDYCAR Medical Team and the staff at DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital for their expertise and care.

Update on Felix Rosenqvist Condition

The driver of the No. 7 Vuse Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet has no life or limb-threatening injuries and will be held overnight at DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital.

June 12, 2021

Following an incident in Race One of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix today on Belle Isle, Felix Rosenqvist will be held overnight for observation at DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital.

Statement from Dr. Geoffery Billows, INDYCAR Medical Director:

“Following his crash during the race Felix Rosenqvist received an initial evaluation at the infield care center at Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. He was then transferred to Detroit Receiving Hospital for advanced imaging and evaluation by the trauma and neurological services. An evaluation revealed no life or limb-threatening injuries, he remains awake and alert, he will be observed overnight prior to discharge from the hospital.”

Arrow McLaren SP would like to thank the AMR Safety Team for their fast response at the track, along with the INDYCAR Medical Team and the staff at DMC Detroit Hospital for their expertise and care.

Updates on Felix’s recovery and the status of the No. 7 car in Race Two of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix will be shared in due course.

Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar Media

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