Date: 2nd June 2011 at 2:14pm
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Sergio Perez hopes to return to his Sauber in Canada after the Mexican was released from hospital earlier this week.

The rookie driver crashed during the third session of Monaco Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday.

Whilst exiting the tunnel, his Sauber snapped right, hit the barrier before continuing on to slam side-on into the barriers on the exit of the chicane.

Perez spent the weekend in hospital with concussion and bruising, but hopes to be fit in time for the Canadian Grand Prix weekend (June 10-12).

‘I feel okay. I have little bit of pain in my leg and in my neck, but this comes from muscles and is nothing to worry about,’ Perez said after leaving hospital.

‘They treated me very well in the hospital. I want to thank the staff for this, and also want to thank everyone else who was worrying about me – the people from the team who came to see me and other visitors as well. My family has also been with me. I want to say thank you for all the messages I received. I’m very grateful for all the support and feel sorry for not having replied to all of the messages.

He added: ‘I’m pretty sure I will be driving in Montreal,’