Sick Perez may be replaced by Gutierrez in India

(L to R): Kamui Kobayashi (JPN) , Sergio Perez (MEX) and Esteban Gutierrez (MEX) Sauber Third Driver with the new Sauber C31. Formula One Testing, Preparations, Jerez, Spain,  Monday 6 February 2012.Oct.25 (Reuters) Sauber driver Sergio Perez cancelled his Indian Grand Prix media commitments on Thursday due to illness, creating doubts about whether he would be fit for Friday practice.

Sauber said Perez has a cold and a decision would be made on Friday with Mexican reserve Esteban Gutierrez, who has been tipped to move up to a race seat with the Formula One team next year, available as a stand-in.

Perez, 22, will replace Mercedes-bound Lewis Hamilton at McLaren next season.

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