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Magnussen Eau Rouge shunt stops Belgian GP

Kevin Magnussen suffers an ankle injury following a high-speed crash at Eau Rouge in the early stages of the Belgian Grand Prix.
UPDATE: Renault confirms Magnussen has suffered a 'small cut to the left ankle and has been escorted to a nearby hospital for further routine checks'.

The Belgian Grand Prix has been red flagged on lap nine after a huge shunt for Kevin Magnussen at Eau Rouge.

The Dane lost control of his Renault on lap six whilst running ninth and made heavy contact with the barrier. Though he was able to extricate himself from the heavily damaged car, he was limping as he was taken to the medical centre.

Transferred to hospital with a reported ankle injury, Renault issued the following update...







With the tyre barrier very heavily damaged at a critical part of the circuit, the race continued for four laps behind the safety car before it was red flagged but has since restarted.

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JimG

August 28, 2016 4:42 PM

That was a really nasty looking crash for sure. And he was lucky in the way he contacted the wall in that it wasn't a straight shot but a more glancing hit at first and gave the tire barrier and the car itself time to absorb a lot of the kinetic energy of the crash over a longer period of time. He really tweaked the hell out of that car though and doubt there will be much salvageable from it.



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