Magnussen con­fi­dent of rac­ing in Italy

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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.

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