Marcus Ericsson reported himself fit and well following his high-speed crash at the end of today’s final practice session.
The Sauber driver was taken to hospital for checks after crashing at Stowe.
“It was obviously a huge accident, he said. “I went a bit too wide on the kerb in Turn 15 [Stowe] and touched the grass, which was a bit wet. I lost the car and this was followed by a big impact with the barriers.”
“I went to the medical centre, but, because of the impact, they wanted to send me to hospital. Many check-ups have been done and things are looking good. I am feeling a bit sore, but everything else is OK.”
Ericsson will use a new chassis for tomorrow’s race and will therefore have to start from the pit lane.
“It is obviously disappointing that I was not able to participate in qualifying, but the most important is that I am alright,” he added. “I apologise to my car crew that I have caused them a lot of work.”
Back in the paddock after checks on the hospital. Everything looks ok, just a bit sore. Thx for all the messages pic.twitter.com/V5wVcWIlpC
— Marcus Ericsson (@Ericsson_Marcus) July 9, 2016