Perez crash halts qualifying in Monaco

2011 Monaco Grand Prix

Sergio Perez, Sauber, Monaco, 2011

Sergio Perez, Sauber, Monaco, 2011

Qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix was stopped following a crash involving Sergio Perez.

Perez lost control of his car on the approach to the chicane. He glanced the barrier on the right, then skidded into the TecPro barrier beyond the run-off area.

The recovery crews spent around 20 minutes recovering Perez from the car.

The 21-year-old Mexican driver was reported to be “conscious and talking” following the crash which took place with two minutes to go in Q3.

Nico Rosberg had a similar accident in qualifying but missed the barrier Perez hit.

Update: The FIA has confirmed Perez has no broken bones. He will remain in hospital overnight with suspected concussion.

Update: Sauber confirm Perez has ??no serious injuries??

Please exercise caution when sharing information about Perez’s condition in the comments. Please do not speculate unduly and ensure you cite a source for any new information.

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57 comments on Perez crash halts qualifying in Monaco

  1. damon said on 28th May 2011, 16:30

    i highly doubt he will race tomorrow but i hope he isn’t seriously injured

  2. Blazingfeet said on 28th May 2011, 19:22

    For the sort of comments I’ve been reading here, I would have thought the car had split in two revealing much of his legs and burst into flames among straw bales with marshals trying to preserve what was left of the car not assist with the timely evacuation of the driver.

    ‘Motor racing is dangerous!’ used to be the commonly recognised slogan. For F1 it should be; ‘F1 is for pansies!’

    30 years ago, F1 drivers and alike were paid good money ‘danger money’ for a valid reason. Today they are over pampered and over paid.

    These days I find down hill skiing much more dangerous, skilful and entertaining.

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