Sauber's Marcus Ericsson passed fit to race 
in British GP

Associated Press

July 10, 2016

 

Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson of Sweden steers his car during the third free practice at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England Saturday. The British Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday.

SILVERSTONE, England - Marcus Ericsson was passed fit to race in the British Grand Prix following a medical examination on Sunday morning.

The Sauber driver crashed heavily during final practice on Saturday morning and was taken to hospital in Oxford for checks.

He returned to the circuit late Saturday and, following his medical examination by the International Motoring Federation, has been given permission to race by the stewards.

The Swedish driver will start from the pit lane in a rebuilt car that includes a new gearbox.