Date: 31st May 2017 at 6:40pm
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Pascal Wehrlein is set for a scan on his neck following his Monaco Grand Prix crash with Jenson Button.

The Sauber driver’s 2017 Formula One World Championship was postponed following a neck injury he had sustained in the Race Of Champions.

He would go on to miss the first two races of the season before returning to the race seat.

But now as his helmet hit the barrier after his car was flipped onto its side following contact from McLaren Honda’s Jenson Button, his season is again put into doubt.

The manoeuvre was one of very few attempted overtakes during the Monaco Grand Prix.

The incident happened at Portier just before the entrance to the famous Monaco tunnel.

‘He was nowhere, clearly this corner is no place to overtake. It was a silly move,’ Wehrlein said to motorsport.com.

‘I touched again the head on the barrier, so I will have to do another scan next week for my back, so let’s see, I could jump out myself, so it seems to be OK. Obviously with the injury I had, I’m not too sure.’

Jenson Button said: ‘I’ve never seen a car go up on its side before, I don’t know if that’s the way the tyre is or just unlucky, I don’t know. Horrible to see.

In a statement the FIA said: ?Having reviewed all the angles of video, the Stewards concluded that Wehrlein was on the racing line, and that the move Button made was unlikely to result in a clean pass.

The 2009 Formula One World Champion received three-place grid penalty ?for his next race this season? and two penalty points on his licence.

Something that the basically retired Brit will hardly lose too much sleep over.

 

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