This weekend at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit, Sergio Perez earned a P3 finish in his hometown Grand Prix for the second year in a row.
With this outcome, he has passed Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc to reclaim second place in the drivers’ standings.
The Red Bull driver acknowledged that, despite his desire to win, third place was the best result he could have had given the track’s challenging passing conditions. He stated:
“I started out today by giving everything I had. I exerted a lot of effort. Lewis’ undercut was sadly blocked by a somewhat shaky halt that we made. When I got behind him, overtaking became quite challenging because it is such a tough maneuver. I had to remain in third place. I definitely hoped to do better in front of these supporters today, but third place is still a respectable finish.”
Max Verstappen, a teammate of Sergio Perez, eventually won the race and made F1 history by becoming the first driver to win 14 races in a single season.
Mexican Grand Prix qualifying for 2022, according to Sergio Perez, is “a tremendous catastrophe”
In order to wow his home audience in the Mexican Grand Prix of the F1 in 2022, Sergio Perez wanted to put on a show. However, due to an electric problem that caused complete mayhem for the Mexican driver, he lost out on the chance to qualify for the pole and win the race.
He was therefore forced to accept a fourth place on the starting grid and could only achieve a P3 finish in the main race.
Sergio Perez described how he virtually finished qualifying without making any mention of lap numbers at a post-qualifying media event. He stated:
“It was a complete disaster. We had an electrical problem right away, but looking back at my qualifying, I was almost eliminated in both Q1 and Q2, I had no way to gauge my progress, and I had no lap times. I occasionally struggled to locate myself using my brake balance. It was a complete disaster, but in the end, I don’t think P4 is the worst part. Nevertheless, I think we might have been much higher than we are.”
He went on: “It was all related to the electrical problem we had during the qualifying round. I basically had no reference for lap timings or anything like that. My electricity was the only thing that didn’t return when [DRS] did. Red Bull is certain that they can handle that [for the race] with ease.”
Red Bull has both drivers in the top two of the drivers’ standings with two races remaining, despite the fact that Perez was unable to turn his driving into a victory.
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