Sauber's Gutierrez escapes without injury after frightening flip at Bahrain GP

Medical tests have shown Sauber driver Esteban Gutierrez escaped without injuries after his frightening accident in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, when his car flipped over in a collision.

The Mexican's car was hit by the Lotus of Pastor Maldonado at the first corner after the Venezuelan came out of the pits. The car flipped over completely before pivoting and landing back on its wheels.

Gutierrez radioed back to his team: "Whoa! What was that?" He then sat in his car for some time before walking away.

After being taken for examinations, his team tweeted: "Good news! (Guiterrez) has completed all medical checks and everything is fine."

Maldonado claimed he had "nowhere to go" to avoid contact but received a stop-go penalty and a five-place grid penalty for the next race in China.