Perez to miss Canadian GP

Posted: June 10, 2011 in Formula 1
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Having been passed fit to compete in this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix, Sergio Perez has withdrawn from the event after Friday’s first practice session.  The Sauber driver is still feeling the effects of his crash during practice for the Monaco Grand Prix and has reported sensations of sickness and discomfort after driving the car.

In a statement, Peter Sauber said, “This development hit us by surprise, because Sergio underwent thorough medical checks, first in the hospital in Monaco, then in a hospital in Zürich, and finally, the FIA doctors gave him the green light this Thursday in Montreal. Nobody could have foreseen that he would feel unwell. Maybe we are being overly cautious, but when it’s about the health of our drivers we take zero risks.”

To illustrate just how unforeseen this is, Sauber’s reserve driver Esteban Gutierrez is currently in Mexico, which is in the same continent as Montreal but not exactly next door.  In his absence, Sauber have arranged to borrow their 2010 race driver and current McLaren reserve Pedro de la Rosa for the rest of the weekend.

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