Toyota’s British driver Anthony Davidson survived a spectacular crash at the Le Mans 24 Hour Race when his prototype collided with a Ferrari.
The 33-year-old, an ex-Formula One driver and grand prix analyst for Sky television, climbed out of the number eight car and gesticulated before receiving treatment from the medical team at the Sarthe circuit.
Toyota said Davidson was taken to the circuit medical centre and would go to a local hospital for precautionary checks although he was walking and talking normally and did not appear to be injured.
Toyota’s official statement after the crash:
“Anthony Davidson was taken to the circuit medical centre following his accident during the Le Mans 24 Hours.
“Doctors at the circuit have confirmed that Anthony is suffering from shock and back pain, however there are no signs of any injuries and he is walking and talking with no problems.
“He will be taken to a local hospital for precautionary checks but the team is relieved and happy to hear he is okay. Further updates will follow in due course.”
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