Renault release update on Magnussen following massive crash


After experiencing a massive crash at the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa Francorchamps, Renault’s Kevin Magnussen walked away with a slight limp. An amazing testament to the strength of the Renault chassis for sure but there was still a significant g-force impact and lingering questions over Kevin’s upcoming race have been addressed by the team:

During the Belgian Grand Prix held at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday 28 August Renault Sport Formula One Team driver Kevin Magnussen exited the track at high speed. After initial checks at the circuit’s medical centre, Kevin was referred to a local hospital in Verviers for further routine examinations.

Kevin had heavily bruised his left ankle but the tests showed no fracture or serious injury and he was released from hospital the same day and returned home to Denmark. He has since undergone further checks in Denmark that indicate he is able to race at the Italian Grand Prix in six days.

The FIA will confirm Kevin is fit to compete following a final assessment on Thursday in Monza.

Kevin commented, ‘I’m feeling much better, which is very good news. I’ve had several checks that show I am fit to race in Monza and I am sure I will be in the car this weekend. We were running in the top ten in Belgium and I’m very motivated to repeat this again in Italy.’

It’s great to heat that Kevin is ok and will be planning on making a quick return to the driver’s seat for the Italian Grand Prix…as for his car? That wasn’t so lucky. The team have a lot of work to day before Friday.

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Good to know that Magnussen will be able to continue. That was a bit scary.