Lopez driver Elroy Wagner has been spotted leaving the medical centre at Sepang on crutches following his incident with Nikolai Milkovich at the pit lane, which saw 4 other cars plough through the German's stricken car just before the pit lane speed limiter.
The team have called for an investigation on the 4 drivers - Enrique Ruiz, Jean Mattson, Jules Simon and Gabriele Garcia, who were all seemingly unable to avoid the German despite replays suggesting there was more than adequate space for the drivers to avoid him. Elroy spoke after leaving the medical centre, saying,
"I don't understand how drivers competing at this level can simply not notice the brightest car when it's stricken on the track. Drivers have been given race bans in the past because as you can see I'm not ok after those 4 or 5 collisions. It felt like they wanted to hurt me on purpose. It was already a race to forget for me after 10 laps but now it's a lot worse."
Dylan Lopez: "What we saw today was simply unacceptable. Wagner was unlucky to get his wheel caught in the Cheema car. Wagner wasn't even scheduled to enter the pits but he became a passenger until the 2 of them collided with the pit wall. But for so many drivers to throw any idea of my driver's safety into the next postcode afterwards is simply, simply unacceptable. Wagner can't even fly to Europe for next week's race yet because of his leg injury."
Lopez's reserve driver Rafael Palou is on standby if the 2015 World Champion is unable to recover in time for next week's British V-Prix. It is also the first time both the team's drivers haven't been classified in a race since China 2015, when they were known as Warrior Racing.
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