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Perez released from hospital in Monaco 30 May 2011

Sergio Perez (MEX) Sauber at the Amber Lounge Fashion Event.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 6,  Monaco Grand Prix, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Friday, 27 May 2011 Sergio Perez (MEX) Sauber C30 crashes heavily at the harbour chicane in qualifying.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 6,  Monaco Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Saturday, 28 May 2011 Sergio Perez (MEX) Sauber is removed from his Sauber C30 and put into an ambulance after he crashed at the harbour chicane during qualifying.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 6,  Monaco Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Saturday, 28 May 2011

Sauber's Sergio Perez was released from the Hospital Princesse Grace in Monaco on Monday after undergoing more examinations. Perez was admitted after a heavy crash in the final minutes of Saturday's Monte Carlo qualifying, in which he suffered concussion and a bruised thigh, ruling him out of Sunday’s race.

Q: How do you feel?
Sergio Perez:
I feel okay. I have little bit of pain in my leg and in my neck, but this comes from muscles and is nothing to worry about. On Sunday I still felt a bit dizzy but that is all. Thank God I’m healthy and I’m looking forward to being back in the car soon. They treated me very well in the hospital. I want to thank the staff for this, and also want to thank everyone else who was worrying about me - the people from the team who came to see me and other visitors as well. My family has also been with me. I want to say thank you for all the messages I received. I’m very grateful for all the support and feel sorry for not having replied to all of the messages. There were so many and my phone very quickly ran out of battery.

Q: Do you know what happened and led to the accident?
SP:
I remember how I started Q3 and I also remember some of the accident. For the time being I am missing some memories about what happened after the first impact and the rescue procedures. I don’t really know what caused the accident. My race engineer told me there was no problem with the car. I can only guess that I might have been a bit offline or braked on a bump.

Q: Do you think you will be fit and ready to race in Canada?
SP:
Yes, I’m pretty sure I will be driving in Montreal.

Q: What will you be doing over the next days?
SP:
Very simple - everything to make sure I can drive in Canada.

Q: Did you watch the race on Sunday?
SP:
Oh yes, and I have watched it in the hospital. It was such a shame I couldn’t take part. But I’m very happy about the team’s good result and I’m sure we can get more of the same soon.

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