this year’s edition of the Race of Champions, held on 21 and 22 January, was in the news, beyond the (competitive, for the spectacular accident that Pascal Wehrlein suffered during one of the duels in the single table. In principle, both the German pilot as his co-driver, came out unscathed from the mishap, but Wehrlein he was absent from the second day of competition the next day, where he planned to compete on teams alongside Sebastian Vettel.
Today, the average German Auto Motor und Sport (AMuS) has reported that Wehrlein would have suffered a neck injury as a result of the incident, and that the Mercedes driver, who this season will race for Sauber, remains the subject of different medical tests on the injury, so that his presence in the tests in Barcelona could be in danger. The information notes that the doctors who treat the German pilot will decide next week whether or not to give the okay to compete, and that in the opposite case, you might have missed the first tests of the season at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
With this information, Sauber has been manifested to counteract in part to AMuS. Through its Twitter account, the swiss team has announced that “the medical examinations are still in process. Therefore, the information is pure speculation. Give you information in due time”.
2/2 Therefore, the reports are pure speculations. We will provide information in due time. #F1 @PWehrlein
— Sauber F1 Team (@SauberF1Team) February 6, 2017
Wehrlein was facing in the above-mentioned duel in the brazilian Felipe Massa when, when you cross the finish line separated by only a thousandth in favor of Williams, your vehicle (a Polaris Slingshot three-wheel hit a barrier inside of separation, flipped it on its left side and hit with the side of the floor in a concrete wall that separated the “track” provisional of the stands of Marlins Park in Miami. During the rollover, the hull of the German pilot hit a first row of protections soft, before the impact against the wall.