Magnussen needs FIA clearance to race in Monza

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Following his huge accident at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday, Kevin Magnussen will undergo further medical checks on Thursday to decide whether he is fit to race at this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix.

Magnussen sustained heavy bruising to his left ankle when he crashed at the top of Spa-Francorchamp’s famous Eau Rouge corner, with the impact registering 42G as he hit the barriers.

He was immediately taken for a series of precautionary checks at a nearby hospital in Verviers before being released the same day to return home to Denmark. He has since undergone further checks in Denmark that all indicate he will be fit to race at Monza this weekend.

However, circuit doctors and the FIA will complete a final assessment in Monza on Thursday to ensure he is fit to compete in the weekend’s on-track sessions.

In a statement to the media yesterday, Magnussen stated that he feels much better and wants to get back to racing in Monza this weekend:-

‘I’m feeling much better, which is very good news. I’ve had several checks that show I am fit to race in Monza and I am sure I will be in the car this weekend. We were running in the top ten in Belgium and I’m very motivated to repeat this again in Italy.’

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