Fisher on Road to Recovery after Crash

Williams chief designer Gavin Fisher is on the road to recovery and set to begin working again within days following his motorcycle accident in the United States, team chief Frank Williams said on Saturday.

Fisher on Road to Recovery after Crash

Williams chief designer Gavin Fisher is on the road to recovery and set to begin working again within days following his motorcycle accident in the United States, team chief Frank Williams said on Saturday.

Fisher has broken his hip and has been forced to stay in hospital since he crashed his off-road motorcycle last weekend but he is preparing to check out and start working remotely.

"I haven't spoken to Gavin for a week but Patrick (Head) spoke to him the day before yesterday and he is still pretty weak," said Williams. "He has a broken hip, quite badly damaged, he has one or two metal plates in it.

"With that sort of injury they worry about blood clots and things. He can come home in about three weeks time. He has ambitions to get on line imminently, he is going to check out and go to a hotel."

The accident is a blow to the team's development of their 2005 car, which is already well down the line, but Williams insisted the timing meant it has not had as big an effect as it could have done.

"It has an effect but we have a good backup and we have arranged some different people," said Williams. "But most of the key chassis decisions have been made some time ago."

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