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F1 Canadian Grand Prix: Massa and Perez discharged from hospital

Felipe Massa and Sergio Perez have both been discharged from hospital following their accident at the end of the Canadian Grand Prix
Felipe Massa and Sergio Perez have both been discharged from hospital following their accident at the end of the Canadian Grand Prix.

Massa and Perez collided at the start of the final lap in the braking zone for Turn 1, sending both cars in to the barriers at high speed. Rob Smedley revealed after the race that Massa's car had registered an impact of 27G, and in such situations it is FIA protocol to ensure a driver is checked over in hospital.

A statement from the FIA later confirmed that both Massa and Perez had been discharged following examinations.

“Following the accident between Sergio Perez and Felipe Massa on the final lap of the Canadian Grand Prix, it has been confirmed that both of the drivers extricated themselves from their cars and were immediately transferred to the medical centre for preliminary checks. The results of these checks were entirely positive.

“However as a purely precautionary measure they were both transferred to Sacre Coeur hospital for further examination. Both of them have been discharged.”

After a stewards' investigation in to the incident, Perez was given a five-place grid penalty to be served at the Austrian Grand Prix.

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June 09, 2014 12:00 AM

Benignly, Perez moved to his left under braking, no doubt. I think he also braked early possibly due to his brake issues so the closing speed with Massa trying to pass was huge. Glad they're both ok, could easily have been a tragedy.

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