Alex Peroni has been ruled out of Sunday's FIA Formula 3 race on medical grounds following his airborne crash at Parabolica on Saturday.

Campos driver Peroni had his car thrown into the air after hitting a sausage kerb at high-speed when running wide at Parabolica during Saturday's opening F3 race, hitting the catch fencing at the exit of the corner and landing on top of the barrier.

Peroni walked away from the accident before being taken to hospital for tests, where he was found to have suffered a broken vertebra.

F3 confirmed ahead of Sunday's race that Peroni would be taking no part after being declared unfit as a precaution.

"This is a precautionary measure that is taken following an incident of this nature to ensure the wellbeing of the driver," a statement reads.

This will reduce the grid to 29 cars for Sunday's race, with Fabio Scherer starting on reverse grid pole after a penalty for second-placed Marcus Armstrong lifted the Sauber Junior Team driver to P8 in the classification.

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