07/16/2017 07:37 EDT | Updated 07/16/2017 07:41 EDT

Rookie Gutierrez cleared medically to drive in Indy Honda Toronto

TORONTO — Mexican Esteban Gutierrez received medical clearance to drive Sunday in the Indy Honda 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.

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