British racer Mike Conway has vowed to race again after escaping with a broken left leg and a back injury in his horrific crash on the final lap of the Indianapolis 500.
Conway had been racing with Andretti Autosport's Ryan Hunter-Reay when the two cars became entangled, resulting in the Briton being launched into the air.
His car hit the fencing and was torn in half, with the cockpit section landing upside down on the track.
Conway was flown straight to Indianapolis' Methodist Hospital, with the IndyCar safety team fearing delays in traffic if he was transported by road just as the race was finishing. At the hospital, he was diagnosed with a broken leg and damage to his back.
"I'm feeling fine at the moment, all things considered" said Conway following surgery, "I'm just thankful that I came out of it alive. I'm hoping for a speedy recovery and am already looking forward to being back behind the wheel of a race car"
Prior to the incident, Conway had looked set for a top ten finish, having briefly led while trying an alternate fuel strategy.