NOVEMBER 16, 2001
Davidson's pain in the neck
BRITISH AMERICAN RACING's Anthony Davidson had a big accident in qualifying for the Macau GP and spent the night in the hospital under observation after complaining of neck pains. The Carlin Motorsport driver spun and hit the barriers and his car was then hit by Portugal's Tiago Monteiro, although this impact was not at very high speed. The combination of impacts however seems to have caused Davidson trouble and although he was able to make his own way back to the pits he subsequently went to hospital for an examination.
It remains to be seen whether he will qualify again today but his place in the races on Sunday is not thought to be at risk as he qualified fifth fastest before the crash and his time should be good enough to keep him on the grid if it is decided that he should not qualify. The Formula 3 cars do not run on Saturday in Macau.