Sergio Perez has suffered no serious injuries in his massive Monaco qualifying shunt. The Mexican racer has concussion and a bruised thigh, ruling him out of tomorrow’s race but, thankfully, the initial fears for his well being have been quelled.
Perez’s car snapped out of control and hit the outside armco on the run down to the Nouvelle Chicane. The Sauber then slid sideways at terrifying speed before making contact with the TechPro barriers. Camera shots from inside the stricken car showed no movement from Perez, whilst his team was unable to make radio contact with him.
However Sauber have now confirmed that Perez However is concious and has escaped serious harm.
“It was with great relief the Sauber F1 Team received the news that Sergio Perez has no serious injuries after his heavy accident in the closing minutes of the final part of qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix,” the team announced in statement.
“The 21-year-old Mexican was taken to the Hospital Princess Grace in Monaco from where the team received further information at 16:25 hrs: The doctors said Perez had suffered concussion and a sprained thigh, but no broken bones and, following a scan, they could find no further injuries.”
Perez had made it in to Q3 for the first time this season when he suffered his accident, the second of this type seen today after Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg had a narrow escape in FP3.