Renault Formula 1 driver Kevin Magnussen has been cleared by an FIA medical exam to race in this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix following his heavy crash in Spa.

The Dane lost control of his Renault on the exit of Eau Rouge and spun into the barriers at Raidillion on the sixth lap of the Belgian Grand Prix, which completely destroyed the RS16.

He was taken by ambulance to hospital for precautionary checks, and released soon after as he only sustained a bruised ankle.

Magnussen was also required to pass an FIA medical exam to demonstrate he was fit enough to get behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car which he passed on Thursday morning.

The heavy impact of his crash in Spa means that Magnussen will have to use a spare chassis, as the one he used for the Belgian Grand Prix far too damaged to repair in time given Monza was the following week.

Image via Renault Sport F1

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