Ericsson sore but ‘looking good’ to race in British GP

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Marcus Ericsson feels “sore” following his crash during practice for the British Grand Prix, but should be able to race on Sunday at Silverstone.

Ericsson ran wide at Stowe before spinning across the track and into the wall at high-speed, causing significant damage to his Sauber Formula 1 car.

Ericsson was taken to the medical centre for a check-up before being sent to hospital in Oxford for a further round of tests.

Sauber announced that Ericsson would take no part in qualifying as a result of the crash, later confirming that he had been released from hospital.

“I went a bit too wide on the kerb in Turn 15 and touched the grass, which was a bit wet,” Ericsson explained.

“I lost the car and this was followed by a big impact with the barriers. I went to the medical centre, but, because of the impact, they wanted to send me to hospital.

“Many check-ups have been done and things are looking good. I am feeling a bit sore, but everthing else is OK.

“It is obviously disappointing that I was not able to participate in qualifying, but the most important is that I am alright.

“I apologize to my car crew that I have caused them a lot of work.”

With Erisson set to take the spare Sauber chassis for the race, he will have to start from the pit lane on Sunday. He will require clearance from the FIA to take part in the grand prix.

The British Grand Prix is live on CNBC and the NBC Sports app from 7:30am ET on Sunday.