Perez confident of Canada return

Sergio Perez has set his sights on competing in the Canadian Grand Prix after being released from hospital.

Sergio Perez has set his sights on competing in the Canadian Grand Prix after being released from hospital.

The rookie Mexican driver crashed in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix and was taken to hospital, although he suffered nothing more than concussion – which kept him out of yesterday’s race – and a sprained thigh.

And the 21-year-old said today: “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. Yesterday 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 everyone else who was worrying about me – the people from the team who came to see me and other visitors as well.”

On the accident itself, Perez continued: “I 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 I might have been a bit off line or braked on a bump.”

As for the remainder of the season, Perez explained: “I’m pretty sure I will be driving in Montreal. Over the next few days I will be doing everything to make sure I can drive in Canada.”

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