Perez: shunt is ‘part of the game’

Sergio Perez has shrugged off his accident in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix two weeks ago, saying that it is just “part of the game”.

Running wide through the tunnel section, the Mexican’s car was destabilised over the bumps and he suffered two major impacts against the retaining barrier and at the bottom of the hill.

Concerns initially were that Perez had sustained major injuries, until his Sauber team released a clear medical statement that same evening. And although it caused him concussion and a sprained thigh, he today laughed off the accident.

“Everything is fine,” he said in an interview with Mexico Today. “I hope I will be able to race this weekend in Montreal and I am looking forward.

“It was quite a big shunt but it is part of the game and luckily nothing big happened. I lost consciousness in the accident but I am looking forward to the next race.”

He went on to outline what was required of him in the FIA test that he will have to pass in order to race in Canada.

“I just have to do an exam, and I feel I will be 100 % for the tests.

“I am looking forward to my next grand prix. I am looking forward to get[ting] some points, get some points for the team, and get a good momentum. I am ready for it.”

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