After a heavy shunt during the wet Belgian GP qualifying, Lando Norris received the green light to race on Sunday after all the checks at the hospital.
The McLaren driver hit the well at Raidillon during his Q3 lap on the full wet tires, bringing out the red flag. Norris hit the wall with the left side of his car and then he kept spinning, finishing his run on the outside part of Raidillon.
Luckily, the Briton was able to step out of his car by himself, but he had to go to the hospital for further checks since his elbow was hurting. After waiting for the results of the exams, the doctors confirmed that nothing was broken, and Andreas Seidl confirmed that Lando will be racing on Sunday.
“The checks were done in the hospital, also on his elbow that was hurting a bit. Everything is good, and he’s good to be back racing tomorrow.”
The hit with the wall was heavy and McLaren will probably have to change both the chassis and the engine, meaning that Lando will likely start from the pitlane.
“The assessment of the damage is still ongoing, in terms of what we have to change, and the impact on the starting position tomorrow. That’s still in progress.”
“The most important thing is Lando is OK, now our focus is on getting the car ready for tomorrow. Knowing that Lando is in top form hopefully we can get back into a position to score points with him.”
“I didn’t speak with Lando in detail, it’s something we’ll do tonight. I think it was a reasonably heavy impact, but with the safety we have in F1 and the safety the circuit is having luckily he ended up with just bruises or whatever.”