Sauber racer Pascal Wehrlein said about the injury, which was forced to miss the first preseason test in Barcelona.
A month ago in an accident at the Race of Champions in Miami, the German injured his back, although initially the media reported about the injury of the neck.
“The problems only with the back – said Wehrlein in Barcelona. – I was very surprised, when the media came the news that I injured my neck. No, the neck’s all right.”
While Wehrlein admitted that during a race the Champions Race is not used the neck protection system HANS.
“I just forgot to wear the HANS, but it doesn’t change anything. If I got a neck injury, Yes, but we are talking about the back injury – said the German. – After the accident, I felt quite normal and even discussed with Sebastian Vettel plans for the Nations Cup. But doctors advised to refrain from returning behind the wheel.
Another medical examination I underwent, when he returned to Europe, and already then it became clear I had to miss the first test session.”
At the end of this week Wehrlein will again visit doctors, the solution of which will depend on his performance at the second session, held from 7 to 10 March.
“Let’s see what they say, – said Pascal. – Nothing wrong with skipping the first test, but if you have to miss a second, then it will be a completely different story. View.
I have never before had a chance to get into a serious accident, especially to injury. Last year I had surgery on the wrist in the first Grand Prix of the season felt pain. But I never missed a race because of injuries after the accident.”
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