Sato withdraws from Malaysian GP

Lucky Strike B*A*R Honda driver Takuma Sato has been forced to withdraw from tomorrow's Malaysian Grand Prix for medical reasons. Takuma developed a fever yesterday evening, and after receiving attention from the Sepang Circuit Medical Centre ...

Lucky Strike B*A*R Honda driver Takuma Sato has been forced to withdraw from tomorrow's Malaysian Grand Prix for medical reasons.

Takuma developed a fever yesterday evening, and after receiving attention from the Sepang Circuit Medical Centre appeared to show some signs of recovery. However, this morning the fever had started to recur.

In view of the fact that this is such a physically demanding race for the driver, the Team and Takuma have accepted the Medical Team's view that the most sensible course of action is to retire from the rest of the weekend's running.

Anthony Davidson will replace Takuma in car no. 4 with effect from this morning's Free Practice sessions and will take part in tomorrow's race.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Takuma Sato , Anthony Davidson