Esteban Gutierrez cleared medically to drive in Honda Indy Toronto
Cars zoom down the front straight towards Princes' Gate during the second practice session for the Honda Indy Toronto, in Toronto on Friday, July 14, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, July 16, 2017 11:49AM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, July 16, 2017 11:52AM EDT
TORONTO -- Mexican Esteban Gutierrez received medical clearance to drive Sunday in the Honda Indy Toronto race.
The rookie IndyCar driver crashed during the first round of qualifying Saturday and began experiencing concussion-like symptoms afterwards.
But the 25-year-old former Formula One driver was examined early Sunday by IndyCar medical director Dr. Michael Olinger and cleared to drive.
"Cleared to race today! Thanks for your support messages, and thanks to @DaleCoyneRacing for working so hard to get the car ready for today!" Gutierrez tweeted.