's participation in the Indian grand prix is in doubt, after the Mexican failed to appear for his media commitments at the Buddh circuit on Thursday. His team, Sauber
, said the McLaren
-bound Mexican has a heavy cold.
The Swiss squad's similarly Telmex-backed reserve driver Esteban Gutierrez
, who is tipped to replace Perez full-time next season, is reportedly first in line to replace him. Reuters and Sky said Sauber will decide early on Friday if Perez is well enough to drive. (GMM)