Vitaly Petrov has escaped uninjured following his crash near the end of today's F1 2011 Monaco Grand Prix.

A statement put out by Lotus Renault GP read:

"After his crash during the Monaco GP this afternoon, Vitaly complained about his left ankle to the medical crew, so doctors drove him to the Princess Grace hospital for further checks. No fracture had been diagnosed at the circuit.

"Once at hospital, it was confirmed that there was no swelling or broken bone. As a precaution, Vitaly will undergo a full body scan but he should be back in the paddock within a few hours."