Video: Heikki Kovalainen unhurt in major crash in Spanish Grand Prix

Heikki Kovalainen was involved in a a heavy impact on lap 23 of the Spanish Grand Prix.

Kovalainen waved and gave a thumbs-up to the crowd after being taken from the scene on a stretcher.

Update: according to the medical centre at the circuit Kovalainen is in a stable condition and has been taken to hospital for checks.

Update: according to the BBC Kovalainen’s crash was measured at 140mph and he suffered concussion.

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25 comments on Video: Heikki Kovalainen unhurt in major crash in Spanish Grand Prix

  1. Johanna – you do seem to have a little bit of inside info there – but glad that he is allright there wasnt much he could do to stop it from what was shown

  2. Callum Thomson said on 27th April 2008, 21:38

    I don’t see the tyre/suspension going up before it deflates…looks like normal suspension movement to me.

  3. theRoswellite said on 27th April 2008, 23:51

     A tip of the Hans device to all the engineers, regulatory personnel, and anyone else who has contributed to the great advances in driver safety over the last decade.  You should certainly feel good about your efforts again today.

    It will be great to see Heikki’s impish grin and always positive take on things back in the pits again soon.

    PS:  And Sir Jackie……again, job well done.

  4. Gman said on 28th April 2008, 3:48

    Great to hear that Heikki is OK, although he dose appear to be a bit banged up after a very nasty crash. Hopefuly he will be up and running again soon :)

  5. There was a bit of a worry about being able to see through the bottom of the car. I wondered if this might be connected to the removable tub that they were talking about? I.E. The tub might have been removed to help with getting Heikki out and therefore we could see through the car?

    Obviously this is speculation but thought there might be something in it.

  6. He did very well when he picked up the hands from the wheel

  7. dobby said on 29th April 2008, 22:27

    i didnt see the crash till monday but i heard that he broke his akle my m8 said he be out rest of season

  8. dobby said on 29th April 2008, 22:28

    he went 140-150 mph into that wall

  9. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 29th April 2008, 23:45

    Hi Dobby – Kovalainen didn’t break anything thankfully and his chances of being at the Turkish Grand Prix look good.

    There was a driver who broke his ankle in a crash last weekend – Stephane Ortelli in the LMS race at Monza who was extremely lucky because it was a massive crash as you can see in this video.

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