McLaren F1 reserve Kevin Magnussen breaks hand in cycling accident

McLaren Formula 1 reserve driver Kevin Magnussen has broken his hand after falling off his bicycle but is expected to be back with the team for the Japanese Grand Prix

McLaren F1 reserve Kevin Magnussen breaks hand in cycling accident

The Dane tweeted a picture of his bandaged hand with the message: "Broke my hand after falling off my bicycle. Better stick to four wheels."

He added that he will not be in Singapore for this weekend's race, although AUTOSPORT understands Magnussen was always expected to miss the event due to other commitments.

Though Japan is only a week away, it is understood he will be in attendance at Suzuka.

A McLaren spokesman said: "Kevin has been training extensively on his bicycle over the past few weeks and months, but unfortunately he fell off it the other day.

"He has sustained a small fracture in his left hand, but is expected to make a full recovery within the next three weeks or so."

Although Magnussen's absence means McLaren does not have an official reserve driver in place should Fernando Alonso or Jenson Button be indisposed, the team's junior protege Stoffel Vandoorne is on hand.

The team spokesman added: "Stoffel is in Singapore to do media work for Belgian TV, which arrangement was made many weeks ago.

"McLaren will not have an official reserve driver here in Singapore this weekend, although Stoffel will of course base himself at McLaren and will assist us when and where required."

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