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“Motivated” Magnussen set for FIA fitness test at Monza

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“Motivated” Magnussen set for FIA fitness test at Monza
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Aug 30, 2016, 5:25 PM

Renault has issued an update on the condition of Kevin Magnussen following his accident in last weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, saying it will be up to the FIA to decide if he is fit to race at Monza.

Kevin Magnussen, Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
Kevin Magnussen, Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 leads Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-31 as he is hit by Pascal Wehrlein, Manor Racing MRT05 at the start of the race
Kevin Magnussen, Renault Sport F1 Team
Kevin Magnussen, Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
Kevin Magnussen, Renault Sport F1 Team

The Danish driver suffered a heavy impact with the barriers at Raidillon early on in the Spa race that left him with bruising to his left ankle.

Having tweeted in the aftermath of the crash to say he will be "ready for Monza", Magnussen has re-iterated that he is certain he will be given the all-clear to race in Italy this weekend.

"I’m feeling much better, which is very good news," said Magnussen. "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 10 in Belgium and I’m very motivated to repeat this again in Italy."

However, Renault's statement made it clear the final decision as to whether Magnussen will race in Italy will come down to the FIA doctors, who will carry out their assessment on Thursday.

The statement read: "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."

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Series Formula 1
Event Italian GP
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Drivers Kevin Magnussen
Teams Renault F1 Team
Author Jamie Klein