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Ericsson given all clear to race at Silverstone

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Marcus Ericsson - Credit: Sauber Motorsport AG

Marcus Ericsson will participate in the British Grand Prix after being cleared by the FIA stewards to compete following his heavy practice crash on Saturday.

The Swede had been taken to hospital as a precaution following his spin into the barriers on the exit of Stowe Corner, having lost control by running his Sauber slightly off the track onto a damp Astroturf.

Ericsson missed qualifying as a result of the crash that damaged all four corners of his car, and will start from the pit lane with a new chassis after the original was damaged beyond repair. He was allowed dispensation to race after setting quick enough times during free practice.

“Following a medical examination undertaken this morning at the Silverstone circuit medical centre, the FIA has cleared Sauber F1 team driver Marcus Ericsson to take part in today’s British Grand Prix,” read the FIA statement.

With Ericsson starting from pit lane and team-mate Felipe Nasr starting from right at the back of the grid, it could be a long day for the Swiss team on Sunday at Silverstone.

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