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Kovalainen in bed with 'heavy concussion'

Heikki Kovalainen has been ordered to bed for a few days to nurse "heavy concussion" sustained at the weekend in Germany.

After clipping a wall, the Lotus driver crashed at the start of the Race of Champions evening in Dusseldorf when the throttle of his Audi R8 stuck open.

Finn Kovalainen, 29, was knocked unconscious for 30 seconds and sent to hospital for checks.

He then had some more checks in Switzerland on Monday and confirmed that he was "put to bed at home as a precaution" due to "heavy concussion" and a headache.

Kovalainen wrote on Twitter that he will have more tests in the next few days "as (my) head took a big hit".

His girlfriend and passenger Catherine Hyde was also injured in the crash, confirming a hairline fracture of her pelvis and hip, and damaged leg muscles.

"Both of us (are) on bed rest for a while," she said.

Source: GMM

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 Capitanmerloc Capitanmerloc
"After clipping a wall, the Lotus driver crashed at the start of the Race of Champions evening in Dusseldorf when the throttle of his Audi R8 stuck open." This is not true... it is clear from the images that after he clipped the wall the rear suspension and support of the tyre (right one) was broken (1:04). When he entered the turn and accelerated the tyre is visibly out of alignment forcing him into an unrecoverable speed (1:06). It looks like they are trying to cover a weak spot of the car... and blaming it on the pilot... Read more: http://www.worldcarfans.com/110113029824...
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November 30, 2010 12:56 pm