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Neck pain rules Boschung out of F2 races again at Silverstone

by Ida Wood

Photo: Dutch Photo Agency / Campos Racing

For the third time, Ralph Boschung has withdrawn from a Formula 2 event midway through the weekend due to neck pain as he exits the Silverstone round.

The Campos Racing driver has been struggling with the problem since after round three of the season at Imola back in April, and he withdrew from the Barcelona and Monaco rounds that followed.

He made his race return in Baku three weeks ago, adding two points to his points tally to leave him 13th in the standings as the halfway point of the season approaches. In the gap between Baku and Silverstone he visited hospital for neck care.

“Unfortunately, Ralph Boschung confirms that his neck pain persists and that he will not be able to take part in this weekend’s round at Silverstone,” Campos Racing announced on Saturday prior to F2’s sprint race.

“Ralph was confident that he had recovered for the weekend but after yesterday’s practice and quali the pain still persisted and he reported that he was unable to drive and has decided to withdraw from the event and focus on his recovery.

“The team fully supports his decision and wishes him a speedy recovery.”

Boschung’s withdrawl means the team will race this weekend with just one car, driven by Alpine junior Olli Caldwell.

He isn’t the only driver to miss races either this season through injury concerns, as Charouz Racing System’s Cem Bolukbasi and Van Amersfoort Racing’s Amaury Cordeel both withdrew from the feature race in Jeddah.