Pascal Wehrlein has been cleared to race at the Canadian Grand Prix following medical assessments after his crash at the Monaco Grand Prix.
The Sauber driver was taken out of last weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix after colliding with McLaren’s Jenson Button in the later .Sp5rl!47rs of the race.
Both drivers made early pit stops in a bid to try an adverse tyre strategy, with the 22-year-old leading Button for the majority of the race.
Button made an attempted overtake at Portier, but crashed into the right-rear of Wehrlein, which overturned the Sauber.
The Sauber came to rest on it’s side on the outside of the Portier corner, with Wehrlein unable to immediately get out of his car.
However, after the his car was put back onto it’s wheels, he was able to climb out of the car unassisted, but confirmed after the race that he would be going for medical check to determine if his early-season back injury had been aggravated.
Following the checks, he took to social media to confirm that he would be competing in the next round of the championship, the Canadian Grand Prix.
Checks all done ✅
See you in Montréal ??@SauberF1Team
— Pascal Wehrlein (@PWehrlein) June 1, 2017
Sauber’s reserve driver Antonio Giovinazzi replaced Wehrlein for the opening two rounds of the season due to the back injury he sustained in the Race of Champions.