Sauber has confirmed Sergio Perez has no serious injuries following his crash in Monaco.
A statement issued by the team said:
“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. Shortly before 15:00 hrs he had crashed into the barrier after the fast tunnel section of the circuit.
“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.
“The reason for the accident will be investigated and the team will update the media as soon as it has any further information.”
The team have not given any indication whether he will be racing tomorrow.
The FIA also issued the following statement: “It has been confirmed that Sauber F1 Team driver Sergio Perez is stable, conscious and talking. He is still currently undergoing tests at Princess Grace hospital.
“According to doctors he has suffered a concussion but has not sustained any fractures. His condition is currently reported as ‘encouraging’. He will remain in hospital overnight.”
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