Hans-Joachim Stuck Undergoes Head Surgery

Former Grand Prix driver and current Volkswagen's competition representative Hans-Joachim Stuck has undergone head surgery last weekend. The operation went according to plan and the VW man was transferred from intensive care to a normal hospital ward in the German town Neuwied, as reported by Welt, Kleine Zeitung and Express newspapers.

Stuck suffered a heavy crash while driving an Audi R8 at the Nurburgring several weeks ago. Although undergoing some medical checks back then, he was released from hospital with no mention of a major trauma from the incident.

However, signs of headaches, dizziness, loss of balance and nausea started to appear after a VW Scirocco Cup support race at the Nurburgring last weekend, leading VW motorsport director Kris Nissen to advise him to go and have a further re-check of his medical condition.

We advised Strietzel (Stuck) after practice to consult a doctor,” confirmed Nissen.

The operation was conducted during the course of Saturday and was for a hematoma that developed as a consequence of that Nurburgring crash. Shortly after, VW's spokesman Stefan Moser confirmed the reports about Stuck's surgery.

In related news, Red Bull's technical director Adrian Newey was also the victim of a crash on track, which happened this past weekend at a BTCC event at Snetterton. While he was driving a Ginetta G50 guest car at the aforementioned event, his car spun and was hit sideways by the competitor behind him. He was taken to the hospital for some minor checks, as his medical situation is not grave.
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