28 Aug 2008

Lewis Hamilton should be fully fit for Belgium

8:28 am on 28 August 2008

The Formula One team McLaren says the championship leader Lewis Hamilton should be fully fit for next week's Belgian Grand Prix after a neck problem almost sidelined him in Spain last weekend.

McLaren's chief executive Martin Whitmarsh says Hamiltion had a severe migraine and his neck was in spasms before Monday's European Grand Prix at the new Valencia street circuit so the reserve driver Pedro de la Rosa was readied to take over.

But McLaren recovered to qualify on the front row for the race and finished second behind Ferrari's Brazilian Felipe Massa, extending his overall lead to six points with six races remaining.