Atlas F1 News Service

Newey Confirms Hakkinen Concussion

Sunday March 4th, 2001

Adrian Newey, McLaren's technical director confirmed that Mika Hakkinen suffered a concussion after his high-speed exit from the Australian Grand Prix.

Hakkinen went out of the race with suspected rear suspension failure on lap 26 as he attempted to overhaul Michael Schumacher's lead at Albert Park.

Newey said the impact of a collision with a tyre barrier left the Finn concussed and the team were concerned the same problem could hinder Hakkinen's team-mate David Coulthard.

"At the moment we don't know exactly what happened," Newey said. "It is suspected suspension or brake problems.

"All we can say is that Mika was very shaken and he is suffering from slight concussion. There are marks on his helmet. Obviously we were very concerned for David (Coulthard) at the time."

Coulthard, in the end, did not suffer the same problem and finished second behind Schumacher in the race.



Latest Headlines:
<<  Previous  |  Mar News  |  News Index |  Next  >>
*(03-16-2005): Badoer Continues Testing at Fiorano
*(03-16-2005): Fisichella Aims to Win Again in Malaysia
*(03-16-2005): Davidson Lined Up for Villeneuve's Drive
*(03-16-2005): Preview: Raikkonen Aims to Stop Renault
*(03-16-2005): Malaysia Preview Quotes: Jordan


© 1995-2005 Kaizar.Com, Inc. Copyright & Terms
 

  < Previous | Next >


  Mar 2001 Index

  Current News Index


  Email to Friend

  Newsroom:

   2004 at a Glance
   2004 Standings
   2005 Calendar
   2005 Line-Up
   Drivers Bio
   Teams Info
   Testing Center



  General:

   Homepage
   Magazine
   News Service
   Grapevine
   Photo Gallery
   My Atlas
   Bulletin Board
   Chat Service
   Shop @ Atlas
   Search & Archive
   FORIX
   Help