F1 driver Perez hospitalized a second night

F1 driver Perez hospitalized a second night

Published May. 29, 2011 2:13 p.m. ET

What happened: Perez crashes in Monaco GP qualifying

Sergio Perez was set to remain in the hospital for a second night Sunday following his high-speed crash during qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Although the 21-year-old rookie escaped from the crash with nothing more than concussion and a sprained thigh Saturday, doctors at the Princess Grace Hospital were keen to keep him under observation.

Perez lost control of his Sauber coming out of the tunnel, with his car veering into a crash barrier before plunging into an impact barrier at the street circuit's harbor chicane.


He was attended to at the scene for 15 minutes by paramedics before being taken by ambulance to the local hospital for scans and checks. It was confirmed later Saturday that he would not take part in the race.

A Sauber spokesperson said, "He had a good night and will undergo a further scan [Sunday]. The medical staff has suggested to keep him in [the] hospital for another night under observation and carry out another scan Monday."

On his Twitter page, Perez wrote, "Thanks for your support. In this moment thanks God all ok. Can't race, but c u back in Montreal [the next race in a fortnight's time]."