Perhaps one of the most important and grand events in F1 calendar, Monaco GP is this weekend’s highlight. Qualifying took place on Saturday and it was shaken by a horrific crash by Mexican rookie, Sergio Perez of Sauber.
On the final minutes of the 3rd qualifying session, Perez lost control of his car when braking for the chicane after the iconic tunnel section, with the car snapping into the right hand side barriers. The car then skidded down the road before smashing sideways into the barriers at the end of the chicane. The qualifying was red flagged and rescue team and ambulance were rushed in to get Perez out of the wreak. He was immediately taken to the Hospital Princess Grace in Monaco and fortunately he only suffered from concussion and a sprained thigh.
However, he is still under observation and he will be watching the race from hospital. Hence, this prompts Sauber to field a sole driver, Kamui Koyabashi on Sunday’s race. Modern F1 technology has saved many lives, and should Perez was in a 70’s or 80’s F1 car, his chances of survival will be slim.
Tomorrow we will feature the Heroes and Zeroes List for the Monaco GP, and we hope you didn’t miss the race as it was one of the most thrilling races in the 2011 season!