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Sergio Perez

Perez recovering from injury after Canadian GP qualifying crash

Sergio Perez not only started the Canadian Grand Prix from a lower grid slot than expected after his crash in Saturday'a qualifying session, but the incident also left him experiencing some pain.

Perez Canada crash
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Sergio Perez has revealed that he suffered an injury in his qualifying crash at the Canadian Grand Prix.

The Mexican hit the barriers while trying to navigate the mixed conditions of Q2, and as a result started Sunday's race from P13 on the grid.

He went on to retire from the Grand Prix after only eight laps due to a mechanical issue, later revealed to be a problem with the gearbox.

To make matters worse, Perez says that he also sustained a neck injury in his qualifying incident.

Perez recovering after neck injury

Perez admits that he has had to slightly change his preparations for the upcoming British Grand Prix due to his neck pain, but is overall recovering well.

"It's always hard [at] the beginning of the week after such a bad day, but I'm fine," Perez told Fox Sports.

"[I'm] recovering from the neck [injury], because I suffered a strong contracture after the crash, which I didn't feel. It was hurting a lot, but in general I'm fine, everything is fine.

"Right now I'm working on the strong contracture I had in my neck and I'm not doing [other] exercises, I'm in pure neck therapy to be at 100 per cent at Silverstone.

"Every race is different because your body is in a different state all the time. There are times when you have to do more cardio, strength or endurance.

"So you always work [on] different things. In 'back to back' [weeks], it's very regenerative recovery."

Perez currently sits P2 in the World Championship, 46 points behind Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen.

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