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Ericsson and Perez ok after crashes

Caterham's Marcus Ericsson and Force India's Sergio Perez both suffered heavy shunts during the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Both crashes caused safety cars that really mixed up the racing for those who remained out on track.

The first safety car came on lap 8 following Ericsson's crash.

The Caterham driver lost control on the exit of turn 3 and as his car snapped on him he was a mere passenger as his car careered into the barrier.

'My start was ok and I was having a good fight with Chilton and Maldonado, trying to line them up through turn three and I was just a bit too eager in the throttle. The back stepped out and I couldn't catch the car and that was it, I was in the wall.' Ericsson told formula1.com.

'It was a pretty big shunt! I went to the medical centre straight after the crash and they told me it was about 20g, but physically I feel fine. Iím sorry for the guys on track and back at Leafield though - they put in 100 percent all the time and itís obviously not a good feeling for them to see one of their cars in the wall.'

Sergio Perez's incident followed on lap 23.

Whilst in eighth place and within touching distance of Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton, Perez ran a little bit too wide on the final corner.

With his wheels touching the wet astroturf on the outside of the corner, Perez span and smashed into the concrete pit-wall on the start finish straight.

He said: 'I went a little wide on the exit kerb of the final corner, lost the rear and that was it - I was in the wall. It was a very unfortunate end to our race and I feel sorry for the team because they deserved some points.'








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