Red Bull's Adrian Newey Hospitalized after BTCC Crash

While some are using their vacation off Formula One racing this August to relax and spend some quality time with their loved ones, others are taking this opportunity to have some fun behind the steering wheel. And we're not talking about the F1 drivers, obviously, but about other members of an F1 team that usually don't get that many chances to drive a single-seater in an official competition.

It's the case of Red Bull's design guru Adrian Newey, the man who practically changed the history of the Austrian team. On Sunday, Newey was driving a Ginetta G50 guest car in the British Touring Car Championship event at Snetterton, when his machine spun ahead of a competitor and was shortly after hit hard on the side.

Newey was immediately pulled out of the car by stretcher and taken to the hospital. Fortunately, this was only a precautionary measure, as confirmed in a statement by Ginetta chairman Lawrence Tomlinson, as Newey did not sustain any major injuries in the incident.

Adrian has been taken to a local hospital as a precautionary measure after being clipped by Julien Draper of Barwell Motorsport which caused Tony Hughes of Speedworks to have a side on collision with Newey's DynoJet car,” read the statement from Tomlinson.

It's testament to the strength of the G50 roll cage that the car withstood heavy impact and there were no serious injuries,” he added.

A statement is yet to be released by Newey on the matter.
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