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Kevin Magnussen cleared to race in Monza - Renault driver given go ahead after Spa crash

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Kevin Magnussen cleared to race in Monza
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The FIA have given Magnussen permission to race in the Italian Grand Prix, as the Danish driver passed all the medical tests required. The Renault driver was involved in a high-speed crash in Spa, hitting the barriers heavily at the top of Eau Rouge. He escaped from the crash remarkably unscathed, although did limp away from the car and was later taken to hospital for checks.

Thankfully, he was cleared with just a bruised ankle, and was allowed home to rest. Initially, he tweeted: “Thanks for all your messages, on my way home with a sore ankle but will be ready for Monza.” Now just a few short days later, Kevin said in the Thursday press conference: “Nothing was broken, I wasn’t injured just a bit sore in my body, I didn’t need to do anything special. Just took a couple of days at home and now I’m ready for the next race.”

The team had quite a lot of work to do to patch up the broken car, and Renault’s technical director Nick Chester admits they had to admit defeat. “The damage sustained is too great to use the car for Italy. The current spare will become Kevin’s car in Monza and we will take another chassis out as a spare.”