F1 »

F1 Italian GP: Magnussen ‘fit to race’ subject to FIA approval

Kevin Magnussen will travel to Monza for the Italian Grand Prix after further checks in Denmark revealed no serious injuries to his ankle.
Kevin Magnussen has been cleared to travel to Monza after undergoing more medical tests in the wake of his spectacular high-speed accident at the Belgian Grand Prix, though he still requires final FIA approval to race.

The Dane lost control of his Renault RS16 at the top of Eau Rouge on lap six of the Spa-Francorchamps race and impacted the barriers hard, leaving him with an injured ankle. Taken to local hospital, Magnussen was diagnosed with a cut to the ankle, with further checks in his native Denmark revealing no more significant injuries.

As such, Magnussen is confident he will be able to take the start of the Italian Grand Prix, which gets underway on Friday September 2nd, but will be subject to a final medical clearance by the FIA to get the final green light.

“I'm feeling much better, which is very good news. 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 ten in Belgium and I'm very motivated to repeat this again in Italy.”

Renault declined to comment on whether it has decided on a potential substitute should Magnussen be unable to drive. It's most recent reserve, Esteban Ocon, has since joined Manor Racing as race driver.

Latest Tweets from Crash.net & GPF1rst




Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team. 26.08.2016. Free Practice 1
25.06.2017 - Race, Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Renault Sport F1 Team RS17
25.06.2017 - Race, Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Renault Sport F1 Team RS17
25.06.2017 - Race, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Haas F1 Team VF-17 and Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12
25.06.2017 - Race, Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Renault Sport F1 Team RS17
25.06.2017 - Race, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Haas F1 Team VF-17 leads Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12
25.06.2017 - Race, Alain Prost (FRA) Renault Sport F1 Team Special Advisor
25.06.2017 - Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams FW40, Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Renault Sport F1 Team RS17 and Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Haas F1 Team VF-17
25.06.2017 - Race, Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Renault Sport F1 Team RS17 leads Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Haas F1 Team VF-17
25.06.2017 - Race, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Haas F1 Team VF-17
25.06.2017 - Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Renault Sport F1 Team RS17 and Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams FW40
25.06.2017 - Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Renault Sport F1 Team RS17, Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS17 and Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H
25.06.2017 - Alain Prost (FRA) Renault Sport F1 Team Special Advisor
25.06.2017 - Alain Prost (FRA) Renault Sport F1 Team Special Advisor
25.06.2017 - The trophy of Azerbaijan Grand Prix
25.06.2017 - Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS17
24.06.2017 - Qualifying, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Haas F1 Team VF-17
24.06.2017 - Qualifying, Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Renault Sport F1 Team RS17

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.