Toyota's Glock released from German hospital

Timo Glock, whose midrace crash was pivotal to the outcome of Sunday's Formula One German Grand Prix, was released from hospital in Ludwigshafen, Germany, on Monday. The Toyota driver was taken to hospital as a precaution and kept overnight for...

Timo Glock, whose midrace crash was pivotal to the outcome of Sunday's Formula One German Grand Prix, was released from hospital in Ludwigshafen, Germany, on Monday.

The Toyota driver was taken to hospital as a precaution and kept overnight for observation after the heavy shunt, apparently caused by a broken rear suspension. His car shot across track coming out of the final corner of the Hockenheimring and slammed into the track's pit-side wall backwards. Glock, 26, indicated his back hurt as he was helped from the TF108. Hospital X-rays revealed no broken bones. He showed no sign of concussion.

"We are extremely confident Timo will be fit for the Hungarian Grand Prix," team principal Tadashi Yamashina said in a statement. "Naturally he's a bit shaken by the accident, but all the checks have shown he is fine so we are not worried about that."

The team, still investigating the accident's cause, did not indicate Glock whether will test later this week at Jerez, Spain.

Per FIA requirement, Glock must pass a fitness test before he can participate in the Hungarian Grand Prix in two weeks.

The safety car deployment that followed Glock's crash erased Lewis Hamilton's 20-second lead in the race. The Englishman had to race to regain the race lead, passing McLaren Mercedes teammate Heikki Kovalainen, Ferrari's Felipe Massa and Renault's Nelsinho Piquet to do so, after the McLaren team decided not to use the safety car opportunity to refuel.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Felipe Massa , Timo Glock
Teams Ferrari , Mercedes , McLaren