Former F1 driver and Sky Sports analyst, Anthony Davidson, has crashed hard in the classic 24 hours of Le Mans on Saturday.
Shortly after starting is stint, after taking over from Sebastien Buemi, the 33-year old clipped the Ferrari F458 Italia, driven by Piergiuseppe Perazzini in the LMPGTE class, flipped over in mid-air and crashed heavily into the tyre wall on the Mulsanne Straight. The race was a mere five hours old by the time of the accident.
Perazzini was able to walk away from the scene, but Davidson received treatment on the circuit, while the race was under safety car. He was later taken to the medical centre on track, but nothing serious has happened to him. Toyota issued a short statement:
‘Anthony Davidson was taken to the circuit medical centre following his accident during the Le Mans 24 Hours.
‘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.
‘He will be taken to a local hospital for precautionary checks but the team is relieved and happy to hear he is okay. Further updates will follow in due course.’
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