Lewis Hamilton aims to compete in tomorrow s European Grand Prix despite crashing at over 200kph as a car failure pitched the Brit into the tyre barriers at the Nurburgring circuit.
The Championship leader crashed during Q3 of today s qualifying session, and assuming he is fit enough, will start the race from tenth position for the race. Having been checked over in the circuit s medical centre, the Brit has been flown by helicopter to hospital for further checks including a CT scan.
“I’m absolutely fine and we will see later if I am able to race tomorrow. Everybody has been looking after me really well,â€ said Hamilton.
Immediately following the accident, McLaren mechanics found a similar issue on Alonso s car where the airgun had failed to tighten the wheel nut to its correct torque setting. “We know what caused the accident and I’m just pleased that everything is OK and I really hope I can race tomorrow.”
Ron Dennis, perhaps the most concerned man in the paddock except for Hamilton s father Anthony following the accident, spoke of his relief at seeing the twenty-two in one piece.
“The main thing is that Lewis is absolutely fine with no injuries and no broken bones, he has been taken to hospital for a precautionary CT scan and we will know later today if he is able to race tomorrow.”