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‘Time to consider a divorce’: Ex-IndyCar driver Wickens calls for Pocono ban after horror smash

Robert Wickens lost the use of his legs in a crash at the Pocono track a year ago and has called for the Pocono Raceway to be removed from the IndyCar schedule after another high-speed crash at the Pennsylvania track.

Chip Ganassi Racing driver Felix Rosenqvist was rushed to hospital after a five-car accident on the opening lap at the raceway nicknamed 'The Tricky Triangle' on Sunday, which has led to calls from numerous drivers who state that the track isn't compatible with IndyCar racing.

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Wickens was paralyzed from the waist down following a crash on the same track last August. English driver Justin Wilson was killed at Pocono in 2015 after being struck by debris from the wreckage of another crashed car.

"How many times do we have to go through the same situation before we can all accept that an IndyCar should not race at Pocono?" Wickens wrote on Twitter of the latest potentially serious incident at the raceway.

How many times do we have to go through the same situation before we can all accept that an IndyCar should not race at Pocono. Its just a toxic relationship and maybe its time to consider a divorce. Im very relieved (to my knowledge) that everyone is okay from that scary crash

— Robert Wickens (@robertwickens) August 18, 2019

"It's just a toxic relationship and maybe its time to consider a divorce. Im very relieved (to my knowledge) that everyone is okay from that scary crash."

American driver Sage Karem, whose crash in 2015 led to the incident which claimed Wilson's life, also spoke of his uneasiness at the track on social media.

Glad to see everyone is ok. Never a good feeling when you see something like that especially when its your brothers. Think the answer is clear that we should not be here. In my opinion that question was answered awhile ago.

— Sage Karam (@SageKaram) August 18, 2019

I dont want people to think that I dislike pocono. I think its a great track its just not meant for indycars. We need to be smart and move on and go to tracks that fit these cars. I love oval racing and want it in Indycar I just simply dont love Indycar at pocono.

— Sage Karam (@SageKaram) August 18, 2019

"Glad to see everyone is ok," he wrote on Twitter.

"Never a good feeling when you see something like that especially when its your brothers. Think the answer is clear that we should not be here. In my opinion that question was answered a while ago.

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