Magnussen confident of racing in Italy
Renault driver Kevin Magnussen says he will be fit to race in this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix after his huge accident at Spa.
The Dane lost control of his car at the top of Eau Rouge on the sixth lap of the Belgian GP and careered into the tyre wall on the opposite side of the track at Raidillon.
He was taken to nearby Verviers hospital for scans but was released with just a cut to his left ankle.
Magnussen will have to undergo routine FIA checks on Thursday but it is thought he should be fine to race.
He wrote on Twitter: “Thanks for all your messages folks! On my way home with a sore ankle but will be ready for Monza.”
Renault team principal Fred Vasseur said there would be a full investigation into the crash with the cause currently unknown.
“I have the feeling he had huge wheelspin on the kerb,” he said. “I don’t know why, whether it was too much on the kerb or not.
“But let’s see about the reasons. We have to take time to analyse exactly what has happened [in the crash].”
Asked whether he felt it may have been driver error, Vasseur replied: “No, I will never blame a driver for this.”
The race was red flagged shortly after the shunt.