'Sore' Ericsson frustrated with retirement


Marcus Ericsson was left frustrated after being forced to retire from the British Grand Prix a day after being left "sore" by a heavy crash.

During FP3 on Saturday, Ericsson lost control at high speed exiting Stowe and hit the barrier on the inside of the track, requiring a trip to hospital for checks. After receiving FIA clearance to start the race, Ericsson was forced to retire on lap 11 with an electrical issue and admitted he was feeling the effects of the crash.

“Yeah I’m quite sore," Ericsson said. "It was quite a big impact and I can feel it in my body but I did a lot of scans and checks [on Saturday] in hospital and nothing was broken, that was why I got the clearance to drive. In the car it felt good so there is no problem there but obviously it did feel a bit sore."

And Ericsson described the incident as the biggest crash he has had in racing but praised the safety measures in place which allowed him to race on Sunday.

"It’s quite incredible doing 230kph when I lost control and I don’t think it went down much before I hit the barrier and to be able to walk out without any injuries I think is pretty impressive.

"It says a lot about the safety in F1 these days that you can do a crash like that and OK, you feel sore and in some pain but you are still fine."

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