Ericsson declared fit for British GP after practice crash

© AP

Marcus Ericsson will race in Sunday’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone after being cleared by the FIA medical staff following his practice crash.

Ericsson crashed out of final practice on Saturday morning, the impact being big enough to warrant a trip to hospital in Oxford for a check-up and a series of tests.

Ericsson was released from hospital on Saturday afternoon and said he was “looking good” to race, but required final clearance from the FIA medical staff at Silverstone.

On Sunday, Sauber confirmed that Ericsson had been given the green light by the officials to take part in the race.

Ericsson will have to start the race from the pit lane after Sauber built up the spare chassis overnight, therefore breaking parc ferme conditions.

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