Adrian Newey Taken To Hospital After Ginetta Crash

Red Bull F1 technical boss Adrian Newey has been hospitalised after a heavy side-on impact in a Ginetta race on Sunday.

Newey was driving a guest car in a Ginetta G50 race at Snetterton - part of the BTCC support package - when he was tipped into a spin by another car and into the path of Julien Draper's car.

He was removed from the Ginetta on a stretcher, and taken to a local hospital - but only as a precautionary measure.

"Adrian has been taken to a local hospital as a precautionary measure after being clipped by Julien Draper of Barwell Motorsport, which caused Tony Hughes of Speedworks to have a side-on collision with Newey's DynoJet car," said Ginetta chairman Lawrence Tomlinson in a statement. "It is testament to the strength of the G50 roll cage that the car withstood heavy impact and there were no serious injuries."

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  • tonym911 09 Aug 2010

    Newey must have an amazing contract. Good on him though, he's a proper enthusiast.

  • Raify 09 Aug 2010

    I saw that crash on ITV4, it didn't look that bad to be honest. The other driver jumped out straight away (although his impact was head on).

    Hope it's nothing more than whiplash.

  • LongLiveTazio 09 Aug 2010

    Poor form of Ginetta to make it sound like an advert.

  • Mermaid 09 Aug 2010

    Wish him a speedy recovery, and back to his desk at F1 smile

  • Walton 09 Aug 2010

    LongLiveTazio said:
    Poor form of Ginetta to make it sound like an advert.

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