Ammermuller aims for Spain

Michael Ammermuller, who drives for the ART Grand Prix GP2 team and is Red Bull Racing's test driver, is currently out of action because of a fracture to the scaphoid bone in his wrist as a result of his accident with Kazuki Nakajima in the first GP2 race in Bahrain.

The German drove the second race in Bahrain, despite some pain in his wrist and this may have aggravated the problem. Whatever the case he recently underwent an operation performed in Salzburg by surgeon Dr Andreas Priol, a specialist in sports injuries. This resulted in a special titanium screw being inserted in his wrist to try to get the bone to knit together quickly. The recovery from a scaphoid fracture is normally around 12 weeks but use of the screw should reduce this significantly.

Ammermuller will have a medical inspection later this week to see whether he can race in GP2 in Spain.

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