Kevin Magnussen has suffered a hand injury in a cycling crash while training, and thus the Dane will not be travelling to this weekend’s Singapore GP as McLaren’s reserve driver.
He said on Twitter: “Broke my hand after falling off my bicycle. Better stick to four wheels.”
A McLaren spokesman added: “Kevin has been training extensively on his bicycle over the past few weeks and months, but unfortunately he fell off it the other day. He has sustained a small fracture in his left hand, but is expected to make a full recovery within the next three weeks or so.”
The incident comes just as Magnussen is in negotiation for a 2016 F1 drive with Haas. Contrary to reports that suggest his option with McLaren ran out on August 31, he remains contracted to the Woking team. It’s believed that it has an option on his services until September 30.