Perez: "We were able to progress far more in the race"
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The British Grand Prix is ââclearly not a happy place for a Mexican driver. He will not remember this year's race at Silverstone for good, since he was left without points for the second time this season.
The main cause of the problem for Sergio Perez was he spun out in Saturday's sprint qualifiers, which forced him to start the main race from the back of the standings. He tried to break into the top of the standings, but it didn't go as fast as he wanted.
He often had two drivers very close in front of him, so both he and the driver in front had the option of using the DRS and simply failed to get opportunities to attack. They didn’t make a name for themselves in Red Bull even with tactics for the Mexican.
He started on a harder tire mix and then went boxing very early and had to apply a two-stop strategy. In the end, the third happened because the team invited him to box for soft, in order to steal a point for the fastest lap from Lewis Hamilton in the end.
Checo drove the fastest lap of the race, but he did not earn a point because he finished the race in 16th place. A weekend to forget? “Yes, definitely. I think given Saturday’s mistake, we were able to progress far more in the race, and in the end, we were able to finish in seventh place." "I protect the tires better than the drivers who were in front.
With a few more laps, I think I could have passed Lance and Fernando. ” "However, then we went for the fastest lap for strategic reasons. I think it was a weekend we should forget and aim to get back stronger." "We lost a lot in the championship, we have to regroup, work hard and come back as good as possible in Hungary ", said the Mexican.
From the Silverstone track, he is left with only one significant result in his career - sixth place in 2016 in the Force India car. Two years ago, he finished only in 17th place, last year he had to miss races because he contracted coronavirus, and he did not have a good time this time either.
Maybe Budapest will be a happier place for him, looking for his third podium finish this season. In any case, the season for him is still going on and he can still raise his form