Ericsson allowed to start after passing FIA medical check

Marcus Ericsson has been given clearance to start the British GP after an early morning FIA medical check.

A statement from the FIA said: “Following a medical examination undertaken this morning at the Silverstone Circuit Medical Centre, the FIA has cleared Sauber F1 Team driver Marcus Ericsson to take part in today’s British Grand Prix.”

The Swede went for a checks at a hospital in Oxford yesterday after his FP3 accident at Stowe, before returning to the circuit later in the afternoon.

Although he did not take part in qualifying the stewards gave him permission to race as he had been fast enough in practice, pending today’s medical check.

The Sauber team has built up the spare chassis, and he has also changed his gearbox.

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