Force India skips FP2 after Perez crash

Force India didn’t take part in FP2 in Hungary today after Sergio Perez had a heavy crash in the morning session.

The Mexican suffered a right rear suspension failure as he ran over kerbs on a corner exit, which led to a spin into the barrier on the inside. The car then rolled in spectacular fashion after a front wheel caught under the chassis. Perez was unhurt, but as investigations into the failure continued the team opted to keep Nico Hulkenberg in the garage as well.

A team statement said: “Sahara Force India will not take part in this afternoon’s second practice session at the Hungaroring as the team continues to investigate a suspension problem, which caused Sergio Perez to crash this morning. Sergio’s car suffered significant damage to the bodywork, wings and floor and repairs are ongoing.

As a precaution, the team has chosen not to run Nico Hulkenberg this afternoon. The team will work hard to fully understand the cause of the failure and find a resolution in order to be ready for Saturday’s free practice session.”

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