Oct.26 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Sergio Perez is set to complete the rest of the Indian grand prix weekend, after skipping Friday morning practice with a heavy cold.

The McLaren-bound Mexican’s likely 2013 successor, Esteban Gutierrez, stepped in for the unwell 22-year-old, but Perez was back on track and up to speed in the afternoon.

“Now Sergio will be taking over again but, in case anything should happen, I feel ready to get into the car again,” Gutierrez said after going 20th quickest in the morning, 1.4 seconds behind Kamui Kobayashi.