JJ Lehto Former F1 driver JJ Lehto has claimed to have no memory of the fatal boat crash two weeks ago that claimed the life of his friend and caused the former team-mate to Michael Schumacher to suffer serious head and chest injuries.

The 44-year-old (pictured), who drove for the likes of Benetton, Sauber and Dallara in a career spanning 1989-94 and now works as a commentator for the MTV3 network, was the other occupant in the speedboat that collected a bridge support pillar in the early hours of the morning.

While Lehto was able to swim ashore and raise the alarm, his companion was killed in the accident.

It is alleged that Lehto failed an alcohol breath test, and he is suspected of being guilty of other offences – which include speeding in the narrow channel – by Finnish police investigating the accident.

The nation’s Turun Sanomat newspaper is now reporting that Lehto has told police he claims to have no recollection of the incident, or events leading up to it.

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.