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Perez feeling 'perfectly well'

ESPNF1 Staff
June 17, 2011 « Valencia updates for Sauber | »
Sergio Perez felt unwell following first practice in Canada and withdrew from the grand prix © Sutton Images
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Sergio Perez says he feels "perfectly well" and will be fit to race in the European Grand Prix.

Perez's heavy crash in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix left him concussed and forced him to miss the race in the principality. Although he initially declared himself fit for the following race in Canada and passed the FIA medical checks, Perez ruled himself out of the grand prix after feeling ill during first practice.

Pedro de la Rosa stepped in for Perez in Montreal and is first in line to do the same again in Valencia if required, although team principal Peter Sauber said he was sure Perez would be fit. Perez himself has now backed up that claim and says he is looking forward to the race.

"I flew home from Montreal, and back in Mexico I spent the time preparing myself for the next race and trained together with our physiotherapist. I feel perfectly well and I'm very much looking forward to racing in Valencia. Without doubt it is an advantage that I know this track well. In 2009 I was on the podium after both GP2 races and last year I had pole position."