Sahara Force India will miss out on the second practice session of the 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix following a high-speed accident in the first session caused by a failure of the rear suspension.
The first session was brought to a halt when the suspension failure caught Sergio Perez by suprise, pitching him in to a spin and in to the barriers, while the initial contact with the barriers wasn’t a problem the car then slid along the track before the front right wheel tucked under the chassis, causing the car to flip over, eventually landing on the roll-hoop.
Perez would walk away from the incident shook up, but unharmed; following a check over by the medical staff he was seen heading back to the pitlane to debrief.
Thanks for all your support!! We had a little problem with the rear of the car, we're ready for the rest of the weekend ! Thanks God all ok.
— Sergio Pérez (@SChecoPerez) July 24, 2015
Force India were investigating the failure to determine whether Nico Hulkenberg would take part in the second session before releasing the following statement:
Sahara Force India Team Statement
Aside from the accident, Perez was also reprimanded for carrying out a practice start from the left lane in the pitlane – drivers are only allowed to do this from the right lane.