F1 mechanic hit by car escapes serious injury

Force India F1 car

It's been reported that a mechanic for the Force India team, based at Silverstone in Northamptonshire, has escaped serious injury after being hit by one of the team's cars as it came into the pits.

Autosport magazine says it happened this morning during official Formula One testing at the Jerez circuit in Spain.

It says the car, piloted by test driver James Rossiter, hit the mechanic, who was holding the front jack, throwing him into the air. He was taken for medical checks but Autosport says he was just bruised and shaken.