Red Bull Racing technical director Adrian Newey has been taken to hospital for precautionary checks after an accident in a Ginetta G50 race at Snetterton today.
Newey was driving a guest car in the British Touring Car Championship event when he was spun into the path of another car. After a heavy side-on impact, he was removed from the car by stretcher. Ginetta chairman Lawrence Tomlinson issued a statement to confirm that Newey had escaped serious injury.
"Adrian has been taken to a local hospital as a precautionary measure after being clipped by Julien Draper of Barwell Motorsport which caused Tony Hughes of Speedworks to have a side-on collision with Newey's DynoJet car," said Tomlinson. "It's testament to the strength of the G50 roll cage that the car withstood heavy impact and there were no serious injuries."