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Mikhail Aleshin updates social media for first time since Fontana accident

Sep 2, 2014, 1:03 PM EST

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Although he remains hospitalized and is recovering in California following his accident Friday night at Auto Club Speedway, it appears Russian rookie Mikhail Aleshin is in good spirits.

He posted an update to his social media pages for the first time since, on Tuesday morning. A link shared to both his Facebook and Twitter (below) pages read, “I’m alive…that was strong live lesson in Fontana…”

Aleshin was upgraded to stable condition on Saturday before the MAVTV 500 took place. He was diagnosed with fractured ribs, a broken right clavicle, a concussion and chest injuries on Friday night.

He is expected to remain in California until he is cleared to be transported back to Indianapolis, where he’s resided during his first Verizon IndyCar Series season.

INDYCAR has not released any further official medical updates since the last update on Saturday.

  1. Jeff - Sep 2, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Wishing Aleshin a speedy recovery, and I can’t wait to see him back on track in 2015.

    • ballyhoo - Sep 2, 2014 at 5:09 PM

      Am so happy Mikhail is on the mend!

  2. f1aroo - Sep 2, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    I so hope he doesn’t become cautious in the future. He has been fearless….a true racer. A great addition to the IndyCar grid. A good surprise. Also seems a good guy. I hope the other drivers support him during his recuperation. Like they did Will after he broke his back.

    • crunge4461 - Sep 2, 2014 at 11:22 PM

      Difference between Will and Mikhail’s accidents are that Will’s occurred in an environment (road racing) that Will understood very well, where as Mikhail’s occurred in a place (Super speed way) that is less known to him. Will was already very confident in racing and had a freak accident. Mikhail is learning the ovals, I think this makes it more difficult for him. He will be a little spooked at first when back on the ovals. It does not mean he won’t be great on ovals eventually, but there is no way a rookie, and on the ovals a true rookie, is just bouncing back from that after 6 months (way too long a break) to think about it.

      • testover6370 - Sep 3, 2014 at 8:15 AM

        Hawksworth seems to still be getting over his Pocono wreck. Hasn’t shown his usual speed since then even on road/street courses. Oval wrecks can be big confidence hurdles.

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