MARCH 3, 1997
Magnussen back in action
The injury had been caused by a lower front wishbone being punched through the side of the monocoque and grazing the Danish driver's leg. The team has managed to repair the damaged chassis so the Milton Keynes team goes to Melbourne with three chassis as had been planned, the damaged car acting as the spare.
Magnussen ran on Monday and Wednesday at Silverstone, completing a total of 83 laps shaking down the second chassis which he will use in Melbourne. Barrichello will have a brand new third car to use in Albert Park.
Jackie Stewart says that the race in Melbourne will be "the single most important race of my career" as his F1 team struggles to make an impact in Grand Prix racing.