Supercars doctor receives King's Birthday honours

09 Jun
Veteran Supercars doctor Carl Le has been recognised in the King’s Birthday honours
2 mins by James Pavey
  • Supercars doctor Carl Le receives King's Birthday honours

  • Dr Le has been Medical Delegate since 2008

  • He has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia

Long-time Supercars Medical Delegate Dr Carl Le has been recognised in the 2024 King’s Birthday honours.

Announced Monday, Dr Le has earned recognition for both his contribution to motorsport and the COVID-19 response.

He has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to medicine in the motorsports industry, with his motorsport career approaching three decades.

Dr Le has been Supercars' permanent Medical Delegate for the last 16 years, and has also made achost of international postings to Formula 1 and MotoGP.

2000 Dr Carl in F1 Safety Car

The Victorian has been a pioneer in incident response procedures and tools, and has handled some of the most significant incidents and responses in Supercars history.

Notably, he developed the ‘Driver Slider' and ‘Universal Rollcage Hook’, ensuring safer and faster methods for rescuing drivers from a vehicle.

He also co-founded the volunteer Team Medical Australia association.

Also announced Monday, Dr Le has been added to the COVID-19 Honour Roll, which was brought in 2021 for contribution, service, or achievement relating to the pandemic.

He contributed to Erebus Motorsport's medical project, helping produce 10,000 face shields for hospital staff around Australia at the height of the pandemic.

An alumni of Melbourne University alumni, Dr Le also runs an emergency department company, and will return to his Supercars role at this weekend’s betr Darwin Triple Crown.

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