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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Crash Stretches Driver

BRUSSELS ) -- Italian Alessandro Zanardi said on Friday a bad crash during practice for last year's Belgian Grand Prix motor race had made him three centimeters taller.

"After the crash I was three centimeters bigger ... I can only assume my neck was stretched," Zanardi told the Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad.

"You would expect that such a crash would push your body together, like what happened with (his Lotus team mate Johnny) Herbert. He shrank two centimeters at Brands Hatch," he said.