Adrian Newey

Recovering well: Red Bull chief designer Adrian Newey (above left) and former F1 driver Hans-Joachim Stuck (above right) were both hospitalised after separate racing crashes.

F1 design guru Adrian Newey and former Grand Prix driver Hans-Joachim Stuck are both recovering in hospital after separate racing accidents.

Newey was hospitalised after a racing accident in England over the weekend, contesting a Ginetta support race during the Snetterton round of the British Touring Car Championship.

Competing as a guest driver, Newey was tipped into a spin before being T-boned by another car. He was removed from the wreck on a stretcher and taken to hospital for precautionary checks.

“It’s testament to the strength of the G50 roll cage that the car withstood heavy impact and there were no serious injuries,” Ginetta series boss Lawrence Tomlinson said.

Meanwhile, Stuck’s conditions is more serious, after having surgery due to a head injury following a heavy crash driving an Audi R8 at the Nurburgring several weeks ago.

Reports say Stuck – a veteran of 81 Grands Prix in the 1970s, and an active competitor in motorsport to this day – complained of headaches, dizziness, loss of balance and nausea at the VW Scirocco Cup support race at the same circuit last weekend.

The 59-year-old underwent surgery for a haematoma, with the Neuwied Hospital confirming he had been transferred from intensive care to a recovery ward.

Richard’s F1 wishes both men a speedy recovery.

[Original images via AUTOSPORT]

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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.