Although Anthony Davidson managed to finish the Australian GP in 16th place, it has transpired that the crash he had with Sutil’s Spyker, after a poor getaway from the grid, has left him in “considerable pain”.
He was taken to the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne after leaving the Albert Park circuit on a stretcher with muscle spasms in his back. It is believed that he will stay in overnight as a precautionary measure, after having X-rays taken.
The collision, that happened on lap three, saw Davidson’s Super Aguri leave the ground and come crashing back down to Earth, leaving the Englishman winded, and the right side of the car heavily damaged.
Davidson commented after the race “The car went into anti-stall at the start, which is such a shame as I didn’t go anywhere, so obviously I was then in last place as we went into turn one,â€ explained the Englishman. “I collected myself and thought that maybe I’d get some early positions back. I went round the outside of one of the Spykers and they hit me quite heavily, even though I thought I’d given them enough room.
“The car got pitched into the air and landed very heavily and I hurt my upper back. The jolt also winded me a lot making talking on the radio difficult “