IndyCar rookie Jack Hawksworth has been given a medical ‘all clear’ to contest this weekend’s round at the Iowa Speedway.

The Bryan Herta Autosport driver, who claimed his maiden podium finish in the second leg of the Houston double-header less than two weeks ago, had a huge accident in final practice at last weekend’s round at Pocono Raceway.

The Brit’s accident was measured at 100G – more than double the 49G opening-lap accident suffered by Ferrari Kimi Räikkönen at the British Formula 1 Grand Prix on Sunday – destroying the Dallara DW12.

Hawksworth was subsequently ruled out of any further participation when medical checks diagnosed him with a myocardial contusion, or bruising on his heart muscles in layman’s terms. He spent the Saturday night in hospital under observations before being discharged.

He was subsequently cleared to return to the cockpit by series Medical Director, Dr Michael Olinger.

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