Sergio Perez definitely didn’t suffer on the green in the first two races, but for once he didn’t lack the effort and talent to dig deep when the chips were down. Had he not been so unlucky, he could have had two podium finishes under his belt. He was primed to finish third when he had a final spin due to a fuel pump problem. Something unfortunate also happened at the Saudi Arabian GP.
Sergio Perez shocked the world in Jeddah with his glowing pole position. Everyone had their money with them Max Verstappen or Charles Leclerc to secure pole but Sergio Perez announced his arrival with a fast lap. That must have pleased Christian Horner because he knows how badly he wants to win the World Constructors’ Championship. That could only happen if both drivers are running flat out.
Max Verstappen He might have grabbed all the headlines in Jeddah, but under normal circumstances it was Sergio Perez’s race to lose. Sergio Perez, who started the second race of the 2022 season, the Saudi Arabian GP, as a pole sitter, finished P4 as his race suffered massively from the yellow flag and the rescheduled safety car Nicholas Latifi crashed in the last corner of the track.
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Sergio Perez is still aiming for the title despite a bumpy and unfortunate start to the season
The Red Bull driver had Pitter just a lap earlier while the other drivers were under the safety car on Pitter. That was a massive disadvantage for him. The Mexican said after the race: “We had the undercut and margin we were looking for, we got it and things were looking really good, but unfortunately Latifi put them in the wall at the wrong time for me. This is racing. It will come to us one day, but it hurts.”
“I think I picked up the pace a bit after the virtual safety car. I got close but then there were yellow flags in the final laps so I had to slow down and there wasn’t much I could do.” As quoted from Motorsport.
but Sergio Perez is a fighter and has not given up for a long time. He has made it clear that he wants to fight for the title and will continue to do so, despite all the mistakes in the first races.
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https://firstsportz.com/formula-1-expectations-are-higher-to-be-in-the-fight-for-championship-sergio-perez-rues-bad-luck-for-slow-start-to-2022-f1-season/ “The expectations in the fight for the championship are higher,” says Sergio Perez about the slow start to the 2022 F1 season »FirstSportz