Wurz uninjured in MP4-18A testing crash

McLaren-Mercedes test driver Alexander Wurz was uninjured in a crash during testing at Jerez in Spain today (Tuesday). He was driving the new MP4-18A when the accident occurred, and the car is understood to be heavily damaged

Wurz uninjured in MP4-18A testing crash

Wurz is understood to have left the circuit at a high-speed left-hand bend and hit the tyrewall.

A McLaren spokesman said: "We can confirm that Alexander Wurz had a testing accident in a MP4-18A this morning at Jerez in Spain. As a matter of course Alexander was taken to the medical centre at the circuit, but he has been released and is fine, having only suffered minor bruising.

"Initial feedback suggests that the accident was not due to mechanical failure. The MP4-18A that Alexander was driving has been severely damaged, however this will not affect the continuing development of MP4-18A for subsequent race introduction."

David Coulthard, Kimi Raikkonen and McLaren's other test driver Pedro de la Rosa will continue the test programme at Jerez in the remaining MP4-18A and a MP4-17D. Raikkonen crashed the MP4-18A in its previous test at Barcelona.

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