F1 pundit Davidson in hospital after Le Mans crash

Sun, 17 June 2012, 02:35

Jun.17 (GMM) F1 television pundit Anthony Davidson is in hospital after a huge airborne crash during the fabled Le Mans 24 hour race.

The 33-year-old former Super Aguri driver, whilst at the wheel of a Toyota hybrid prototype sports car late on Saturday, was taken to the medical centre after the incident involving a GT runner that was being lapped.

Briton Davidson’s car became airborne before it smashed into the barrier at the high-speed Mulsanne corner, at the end of the famous Mulsanne straight where cars reach over 330kph.

“Doctors at the circuit have confirmed that Anthony is suffering from shock and back pain, however there are no signs of any injuries and he is walking and talking with no problems,” Toyota said in a statement.

But Davidson, who is a pundit for British Sky television at grands prix and also still a development driver for Mercedes GP, was later taken to hospital for checks.

Toyota said he was visited by his teammate Sebastien Buemi, Red Bull’s F1 reserve and a former Toro Rosso driver.

“He (Davidson) will stay in hospital until Monday,” the Japanese marque added.

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