Jann Mardenborough has been discharged from hospital following the accident during a VLN endurance race that left one spectator dead.

The GP3 Series and Le Mans 24 Hours racer was driving a NISMO Nissan GT-R at the Nordschleife when he was involved in an incident at the Flugplatz portion of the circuit, the car vaulting the debris fence and coming to rest in the spectator area.

The tragic accident would subsequently result in a fatality of a spectator and injure others, with a full investigation being launched with Nissan's full co-operation.

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Admitted to hospital for checks, Mardenborough has now been discharged, though an official statement from Nissan emphasised he is 'very distressed' about the accident.

"After the terrible events during yesterday's VLN race, Nissan is pleased to have received information that the two injured spectators have been released from hospital. Jann Mardenborough has completed a series of medical tests and has also been released from hospital. Naturally he is very distressed about the outcome of yesterday's accident.

"The vehicle has been impounded by the German authorities and Nissan has offered full cooperation in their investigation.

"Everyone at Nissan would like to again extend their deepest sympathies to the family of the deceased and to the spectators who were hurt. Nissan would also like to thank everyone for the support they have shown for the fans involved, the team and for Jann Mardenborough."

Mardenborough rose to fame by winning the 'gamer-to-racer' GT Academy programme and has gone on to taste significant success at single-seater and sportscars level, winning a race of the GP3 Series in 2014 and coming close to clinching the LMP2 class win of the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours.

The youngster is due to race in the GP3 Series full-time in 2015 as well as be involved in Nissan's burgeoning LMP1 World Endurance effort.