Checo Pérez explains his mistake in qualifying for the Spanish GP
The Red Bull driver alluded to the washers of his car which it seems were very wet as he entered turn 5, which proved to be his undoing in Q2.
It would appear that Sergio Pérez is nowhere to be found after Monaco, following what was yet another costly error in qualifying - his second in a row which as one can imagine definitely complicates things for him in the Spanish Grand Prix. At this point ‘Checo’ is going to have a lot of ground to make up after he was essentially eliminated following his Q2 faux pas.
Sergio Pérez tricky situation
In truth Pérez’s qualification in Montmeló was always going to be tough after he just barely managed to qualify from Q1 for Q2. Sadly, that’s where his luck ran out as the Mexican will now miss the final stage of qualifying after he hit the gravel in Turn 5. This resulted in him falling out of the Top 10, despite a decent lap time. easy for the Red Bull man because from Q1 he miraculously managed to qualify for Q2.
With a stern face, ‘Checo’ explained that the reason why he went wide in that corner which now means he won’t be participating in Q3. “My last attempt at qualifying and made a mistake and went off in stage 5. I was able to try but the tires were very hot. The laundry room was very wet both inside and out.” Perez also went on to explain the full extent of his difficulties. “I had problems when the track was wet, I couldn’t change or accelerate, I lost a lot of the rear end. I had a hard time pulling in the middle corners”. Incidentally, Mercedes’ George Russell also fell out of the top 10 in Q2 after a bizarre incident in which he made contact with teammate Lewis Hamilton on the start-finish straight, after the younger Briton aborted a lap as his teammate was starting one.
Despite, the error, Pérez is confident that based on his pace and having the best car on the grid he can climb various positions in the race, where he will now start at eleventh.