Britain's Lewis Hamilton has said that he is feeling 'absolutely fine' following his high-speed crash in qualifying at the Nurburgring today, although he still doesn't know whether or not he will be able to race on Sunday.

Hamilton went off in his McLaren-Mercedes MP4-22 at turn eight with less than 5 minutes of Q3 to go. He was then slow to exit the car and was attended to at the scene for some time before being stretched to an ambulance and took to the medical centre at the circuit.

The Englishman though did not suffer any broken bones, nor was he knocked unconscious in the incident: "I'm absolutely fine and we will see later if I am able to race tomorrow," he stated.

"Everybody has been looking after me really well. We know what caused the accident and I'm just pleased that everything is OK and I really hope I can race tomorrow."

If Hamilton does start tomorrow he will do so from tenth on the grid, unless he has to switch to the spare car, in which case he will have to start from the pit lane and will face a far tougher task of keeping up his run of podiums.

Thus far this season he has yet to finish lower than third and he currently leads the race for the drivers' championship by 12 points from his team-mate, Fernando Alonso, who will start second.

More to follow on whether or not Lewis will race on Sunday as soon as it is announced...

 

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