Alesi, Wurz pass physicals

Jean Alesi and Alexander Wurz have passed the physical examinations imposed on them by the FIA as a result of their recent crashes, at the German Grand Prix for Alesi, and at the Valencia test circuit for Wurz. Professor Sid Watkins, FIA's...

Jean Alesi and Alexander Wurz have passed the physical examinations imposed on them by the FIA as a result of their recent crashes, at the German Grand Prix for Alesi, and at the Valencia test circuit for Wurz.

Professor Sid Watkins, FIA's medical delegate, examined both drivers prior to today's first practice session, and found them fit to take part in the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend.

Alesi experienced a severe spin in adverse conditions at the Hockenheim circuit two weeks ago, but was able to walk from his destroyed Prost-Peugeot.

"I am not 100%, but sufficient enough to drive," said Alesi. "I can also assure you that I won't be afraid behind the wheel. When I left Hockenheim, I had some very loud ringing in my ears and I had difficulties sleeping. So at the end of two or three days, I was very tired. I then felt a sharp abdominal pain on my left side. "

Stephane Sarrazin, Prost's test driver, is at Hungaroring as a backup in case Alesi experiences problems in the car, but it now looks like he will limited to spectating for the weekend.

Wurz crashed his Benetton-Playlife during the final day of testing at Valencia in Spain, hitting a tire wall hard at one of the infield corners. The right front wishbone punctured the monocoque, and cut the young Austrian's leg right to the bone, although muscle damage was minimal.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jean Alesi , Alexander Wurz , Stéphane Sarrazin
Teams Benetton