Sergio Perez has suffered a major crash during qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix.
The Sauber driver appeared to lose control of his car under braking for the chicane in the closing minutes of Q3, with the car snapping into the barriers on the right-hand side. The car then skidded down the road before smashing sideways into the barriers at the end of the chicane, where both Jenson Button and Karl Wendlinger have crashed heavily in the past.
Perez's accident came just hours after Nico Rosberg had a similar crash in free practice, but he was lucky not to hit the barriers as his Mercedes GP slid further down the track past the chicane.
Medical crews were on the scene immediately, with marshals shrouding the car with white sheets. After he was transported to the medical center, a Sauber official rsaid Perez was "conscious and talking" but would offer no other details about his condition.