MRI scan for Hamilton after German GP 10 July, 2013 Lewis Hamilton during check up On the day after finishing fifth in the German Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton undertook an MRI scan as part of routine check up. He posted a picture and wrote on Twitter: “Yesterday in Geneva, I had a health checkup. Here’s me about to have an MRI to check my spine. A drivers spine can deteriorate over time due to compression.” Hamilton will not be taking part in next week’s Young Driver Test – which now has become a tyre test in the wake of the tyre blowouts during the British Grand Prix, where Lewis Hamilton was the first to experience a blowout of his Pirelli left tyre while leading his home race. But Hamilton’s Mercedes team has been excluded from the test as punishment for their role in the ‘test-gate’ saga. (GP247) Subbed by AJN.