Ericsson taken to hospital after FP3 crash
Marcus Ericsson has been taken to hospital for precautionary checks following his high-speed accident in final free practice for the British Grand Prix.
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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