Maki ruled out of first qualifying
|By Jonathan Noble||Thursday, November 13th 2008, 04:25 GMT|
Mika Maki will be forced to miss this afternoon's first qualifying session for the Macau Grand Prix following his sizeable accident in first free practice.
The Signature-Plus driver clouted the wall heavily on the exit of Fishermen's Bend halfway through practice, badly damaging his car and bringing out a session-stopping red flag.
He was taken to the track's medical centre for precautionary checks and, after complaining of abdomen pains, he has been advised to rest overnight at his hotel.
A medical statement issued by Macau Grand Prix organisers confirmed that he would need to pass a medical examination tomorrow morning before being allowed back in the car.