Sauber's Marcus Ericsson passed fit to race in British GP

Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson of Sweden steers his car during the third free practice at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England, Saturday, July 9, 2016. The British Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday July 10. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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SILVERSTONE, England (AP) Marcus Ericsson was passed fit to race in the British Grand Prix following a medical examination on Sunday morning.

The Sauber driver crashed heavily during final practice on Saturday morning and was taken to hospital in Oxford for checks.

He returned to the circuit late Saturday and, following his medical examination by the International Motoring Federation, has been given permission to race by the stewards.

The Swedish driver will start from the pit lane in a rebuilt car that includes a new gearbox.