Sergio Perez left the team disappointed with the ‘awkward’ Spanish GP qualifying session » FirstSportz

Sergio Perez

After the end of qualifying, the drivers openly thought about how things went for them. Red Bull’s Sergio Pérez also commented on the course of the session.

The session was topped by Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari who seemed to be sitting on a mountain in terms of one lap pace all weekend and had also set the benchmarks in all 3 practice sessions. He was followed by Pérez’ Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen, almost 3.5 tenths back, despite suffering a DRS issue in his last run. Then came hometown hero Carlos Sainz, followed by George Russell’s Mercedes and then Sergio Pérez, accompanied by Lewis Hamilton on the third row of the grid.

Understandably, Pérez was unhappy with the session and expressed his displeasure at only having started on the third row.

Speaking to Viaplay, Sergio said: “I think there could have been more, especially on my last run in Q3.”

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An awkward session for Sergio Perez

Pérez gave a final verdict for the session: “It felt a bit weird and not quite right, so unfortunately it wasn’t a great lap.” and explained over the radio that there was too much slipping in the first and second sectors of the lap and thought they had been riding too ‘cold’.

The Mexican rider explained that he and the team tried different things but nothing worked particularly well in the end, and he agrees it wasn’t an amazing lap. However, the RB18 has looked strong all weekend on the long runs and medium tire runs so race victory could be in sight for them, particularly Max Verstappen who will start from the front row.

It will also be interesting to note that 23 of Spain’s last 31 race wins have come from pole position, but Verstappen or even Pérez are hoping to add to that tally and claim their third straight race win. Mercedes have also made a small comeback, with George Russell starting from the second row and hoping for the race win or at least the podium, maintaining the upper hand in the first sector of the lap and Mercedes’ improved straight line performance.

after the session, Sergio Perez took to social media to give a sneak peek at today’s race and said they have what it takes to fight for victory tomorrow, with the hashtag “Never Give Up”.

All of this promises a fascinating race tomorrow, starting at 15:00 track time (GMT+2) and 18:30 IST.

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