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Glock shaken but unhurt after Hockenheim shunt - updated 20 Jul 2008

Glock's in trouble Onboard with Glock as he slides across the track and collides with the wall during the German Grand Prix. © Formula One Administration Ltd. Jarno Trulli (ITA) Toyota TF108.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 10, German Grand Prix, Race, Hockenheim, Germany, Sunday, 20 July 2008

Toyota’s Timo Glock has been taken to hospital for precautionary checks following his high-speed accident midway through the German Grand Prix. Glock escaped serious injury in the crash and was able to walk - albeit somewhat shakily - away from his heavily damaged car.

Glock’s TF108 suffered an apparent right-rear suspension failure as he exited the final corner at Hockenheim, sending him spinning across the start-finish straight before impacting heavily with the pit wall. He had been running a promising eighth at the time after a long first stint.

As the safety car was deployed to enable the debris to be cleared, the German was helped from the wreckage before being taken to the medical centre. Although Toyota reported no visible injuries, it was decided Glock would be transferred by ambulance to hospital as a precautionary measure.

"Timo is fine, thankfully, and that is the most important thing," said Toyota team principal Tadashi Yamashina. "Obviously it was a heavy impact and he did not get out of the car immediately, so he was taken to the circuit medical centre, as is the normal procedure in these incidents.

"There was no sign of any injury but he was taken from there to a hospital for further precautionary checks, including X-rays. He has now completed these tests and they have confirmed he is fine. He has no concussion. He will be kept in hospital overnight as is normal procedure in these situations."

In the second Toyota Jarno Trulli finished just outside the points in ninth, after falling back from his initial fourth-place grid slot.

“Timo's accident brought out the safety car and that was a key point for Jarno, because he pitted and changed to prime tyres,” added Yamashina. “He was not happy with the balance of the car after that and his pace suffered. Here as well we have to analyse more the reasons for this because, after the outstanding pace we showed earlier in the weekend, this was unexpected."

Toyota remain fourth in the constructors’ championship, one point ahead of Red Bull, who also failed to score in Germany.