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Perez to decide on Valencia outing

Sergio Perez to decide on Valencia F1 outing following Friday practice
Sergio Perez says he will make a decision on whether or not he returns to F1 race action in Valencia following Friday practice.

The Mexican was forced to miss the Monaco Grand Prix after an accident in qualifying and then withdrew from the Canadian Grand Prix after feeling unwell following the opening practice session of the weekend.

Perez remains confident of being back behind the wheel for the European Grand Prix but will leave the final decision until he has had chance to drive in Friday practice.

Should the 21-year-old again feel unwell, then Sauber is likely to call on McLaren test driver Pedro de la Rosa to once again step in as his replacement.

“If I feel 100 per cent fine then I will be back in the car,” Perez told the BBC, “but if I feel dizzy I will not drive. It's important tomorrow to make sure that everything is fine. It is all up to me as it was in Montreal.

"I have done a lot of regeneration training to get back to a good level because after a few days in hospital you lose quite a lot of power, strength and condition.

"I was in the simulator two days ago and I was doing perfectly fine. Of course, everything changes when you're in the car but I'm quite positive than everything will be OK.

"It was really frustrating to miss the races because of health - and also because they were very good races. I'm more motivated than ever."



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10.06.2011- Friday Practice 1, Sergio Perez (MEX), Sauber F1 Team C30
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24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Sauber C36 and Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM010
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24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB13 and Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Sauber C36
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM010
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Monisha Kaltenborn (AUT), CEO and Team Principal, Sauber F1 Team and Guenther Steiner (ITA) Haas F1 Team Prinicipal
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM010
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, (L-R) Maurizio Arrivabene (ITA) Ferrari Team Principal, Monish Kaltenborn (AUT), CEO and Team Principal, Sauber F1 Team, Guenther Steiner (ITA) Haas F1 Team Prinicipal, Toto Wolff (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 Shareholder and Executive Director, Christian Horner (GBR), Red Bull Racing, Sporting Director, Eric Boullier (FRA) McLaren Racing Director, Franz Tost, Scuderia Toro Rosso, Team Principal and Cyril Abiteboul (FRA) Renault Sport F1 Managing Director
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 1, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM010
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richard

June 23, 2011 4:09 PM

several days ago, he was claiming that everything was ok, just as he did before montreal. the fact that he is now suggesting that he might have to rethink, makes me believe that he is not as ready to return as he thought. as i said last time, if he has a concern, he would be better to sit the race out, rather than start and possibly cause an accident. i hope he is ok , but......



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