Sergio Perez update
Qualifying in Monaco was suspended on Saturday with a little over two minutes of Q3 remaining after a heavy shunt for Sauber’s Sergio Perez. Perez lost control at high speed exiting the tunnel and impacted side-on with the barrier at the Turn 10.
It took several minutes for medics to extract the Mexican from his car, after which he was transferred to an ambulance and taken to the nearby Princess Grace Hospital for precautionary examinations.
Perez is stable, conscious and talking, and his condition is described as ‘encouraging’. He has sustained a concussion and a sprained thigh, but no fractures, and following a scan doctors could find no further injuries. He is expected to be kept in overnight for routine observation.
Given the concussion, he is unlikely to be allowed to race on Sunday. Team mate Kamui Kobayashi qualified 13th. Further details on Perez’s condition as they become available.