Magnussen placed on stretcher after Porsche Curves shunt - video

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Jan Magnussen was awake and speaking with the extraction team after two heavy impacts at the Porsche Curves.

Chevrolet Corvette driver Jan Magnussen has crashed heavily at the Porsche Curves in the second qualifying session at Le Mans this evening.

The Danish veteran suffered two sizable impacts in the No.63 Corvette C7R in the second part of the Porsche Curves.

Magnussen was conscious after the accident and conversing with marshals and the extraction team. The 41-year-old was placed on a backboard and taken to the circuit medical centre for evaluation.

The session was immediately red flagged to tend to Magnussen. The C7R suffered substantial damage to the right side in the double impact.

The session clock was stopped after the accident with 46 minutes remaining and did not resume. The second session starts at 21.30 local time, 30 minutes ahead of schedule.

UPDATE

The ACO released a statement about Magnussen, saying he has been discharged. "The driver from Corvette Racing – GM was victim of a violent track exit during the first part of the timed session. The Danish driver lost control of his Corvette C7R n°63 in the Porsche corners, violently hitting the protection rail, obliging race control to get the red flag out. The session was interrupted for half an hour, in order to clear the LM GTE Pro and to transport the driver to medical care for exams. This period also allowed the complete restoration of the protection wall. Jan Magnussen has been able to regain the paddock and is debriefing on this track exit with his team."

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Series Le Mans
Event 24 Hours of Le Mans
Track Le Mans
Drivers Jan Magnussen
Teams Corvette Racing
Article type Breaking news