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Posted on May 30, 2011
Jenson Button | James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen website on F1 | Page 57

The Sauber team has done a decent job since Saturday of keeping information about Sergio Perez’ condition coming through when appropriate and today’s bulletin is decidedly upbeat. In the aftermath of the accident some of the drivers were told that he may have broken his right femur (thigh bone) but thankfully this turned out not to be the case, instead he had some bruising on his thigh and a concussion. Under measures put in place in F1 by Professor Sid Watkins, it is standard for a concussed driver to be told he will not race and Perez was also kept More…

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Posted on May 29, 2011
Jenson Button | James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen website on F1 | Page 57

After his ferocious accident yesterday, Sergio Perez was due to spend the night in hospital under observation, as doctors assess the concussion he suffered in particular. He escaped without any broken bones. The incident was particularly vivid for his team boss, Peter Sauber, who lived through a similar but far worse accident with Karl Wendlinger in 1994. The Wendlinger accident came a few weeks after the death of Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger at Imola, a time when the sport was already feeling raw. Wendlinger was in a coma and, although he recovered and still races today in GT cars, More…

Posted on May 28, 2011
Jenson Button | James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen website on F1 | Page 57

Lewis Hamilton has had his time from Q3 deleted by the stewards in Monaco as he missed the chicane. And speaking to TV reporters after the session he appeared to criticise his engineers for putting him in a vulnerable position, only doing one run at the end. Other teams have expressed surprise at McLaren’s tactics, as Monaco is famous for throwing up incidents. For that reason most teams planned two Q3 runs of two laps each in case a run or a first lap was compromised. The Englishman had been in the hunt for pole position, having set the fastest More…

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