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Sergio Pérez and Vitaly Petrov in recovery after Monaco accidents // Pérez has been discharged from hospital

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Sergio Pérez and Vitaly Petrov in recovery after Monaco accidents
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During the Monaco Grand Prix weekend, both Sergio Pérez and Vitaly Petrov had to be extracted from their cars and removed from the action via ambulance. Both were taken to hospital and both have now left to begin their preparations for Montreal.

Pérez had the more serious accident during qualifying, and remained in hospital for a couple of days with concussion. After observation and further checks, Pérez confirmed that he had been discharged from hospital, saying: “I feel okay. I have a 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.”

Petrov’s accident was the cause of the red flag during the race itself, and the Renault driver was conscious and talking in the car, but felt like he’d prefer the medical team to help him out as he was struggling to free his legs. Checks at the hospital confirmed no breaks, and Petrov later said: “I’m fine. I have some hurting in my legs but it should be fine for Canada.”