Ericsson taken to hospital after FP3 crash

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Ericsson taken to hospital after FP3 crash
Jonathan Noble
By: Jonathan Noble
Jul 9, 2016, 10:45 AM

Marcus Ericsson has been taken to hospital for precautionary checks following his high-speed accident in final free practice for the British Grand Prix.

Marcus Ericsson, Sauber C35 crashed in the third practice session
Marcus Ericsson, Sauber C35 crashed in the third practice session
Marcus Ericsson, Sauber C35 crashed in the third practice session
Marcus Ericsson, Sauber C35 crashed in the third practice session

The Swede lost control of his Sauber on the exit of Stowe corner towards the end of the hour-long session at Silverstone.

With the kerbs still damp from morning rain showers, Ericsson's car looped around and skidded across the inside of the track and a grass run-off area before slamming into the tyre barriers.

The impact was so high that it ripped off the steering wheel.

Although Ericsson was able to climb out of the car unaided, he was checked on the scene by doctors and the FIA decided that it best he underwent proper tests at hospital.

The FIA confirmed that Ericsson was transported by ambulance to Oxford for these checks to take place.

Even if Ericsson is given the all-clear by doctors, it is unclear if his car can be repaired in time to allow him to take part in Saturday's qualifying session.

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Series Formula 1
Event British GP
Location Silverstone
Drivers Marcus Ericsson
Teams Sauber
Author Jonathan Noble
Article type Breaking news