The FIA has confirmed that Marcus Ericsson was checked and cleared by medical staff at Monza following a high-speed crash early in the second Formula 1 practice session for the Italian Grand Prix on Friday.

Under braking for Turn 1 at the end of the main straight, Ericsson's Sauber C37 car speared into the barrier on the left-hand side of the circuit before his car entered a series of rolls, flipping over at least three times before coming to rest.

Ericsson was able to get out of his car unassisted following the impact that had seen much of the car sustain heavy damage, with both of the front wheels only being retained by their tethers.

Following a trip to the medical centre, the FIA confirmed in a bulletin that Ericsson had been checked and cleared by staff, with the Swede swiftly returning to the Sauber hospitality unit.

The crash appeared to be caused by Ericsson's DRS staying open at the moment he hit the brakes, with the Sauber team checking over teammate Charles Leclerc's rear wing in the wake of the incident before sending him out on-track.


Barrel rolls don’t get much more dramatic than this Thankfully, @ericsson_marcus was able to walk away . #ItalianGP #F1 #Formula1 #Ericsson #Sauber #InstaSports

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