Sergio Pérez has been discharged from the Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco, two nights after his monster crash during qualifying in the Principality.Sergio Perez has been discharged from hospital after his crash in qualifying at Monaco

After being taken to hospital suffering from concussion and contusions to his right thigh, Pérez spent two nights under observation and he will now remain in the country for the next few days before kick-starting his preparations for the upcoming Canadian Grand Prix.

“I have to stay here for two or three days to recover fully,” the 21-year-old Sauber driver told Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I took quite a blow to the head, and now it’s still not the moment to fly. I plan to relax here in the hotel, take all the time needed and start to live normally again,” he added.

Describing his condition as “okay”, Pérez explained: “I have little bit of pain in my leg and in my neck, but this comes from muscles and is nothing to worry about. On Sunday I still felt a bit dizzy but that is all.”

Pérez confirmed he has little recollection of the accident that knocked him out.

“I remember how I started Q3 and I also remember some of the accident. For the time being I am missing some memories about what happened after the first impact and the rescue procedures.”

[Image via Sutton Images]

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