Sergio Perez, second in the championship table, hoped for another fight for the win in Canada but exited the weekend with no points in his pocket. He had transmission issues on Lap 8 and had to park his car for a DNF, when he almost hoped for a race where he could show his attacking skills had to walk back to his garage.
Perez had a crash on turn 3 exit when he lost control of his car and brushed the walls ending his qualifying right then and there, in Q2 only managing P13. He was all ready for the damage control measure on Sunday but failed to do so. Charles Leclerc was behind him so the only target he had was Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari which later troubled Max Verstappen till the end.
“I had finally got Daniel (Ricciardo, ed.) in the McLaren outside the DRS distance and it should have been a race in which I would work my way to the front,” Pérez said in an interview with Formule1. “I felt I had enough potential to make up a lot of places and take a lot of points.”
Sergio Perez hopes for a better Silverstone weekend
The next race is on the circuit of Britain has high hopes for the Red Bull team with Circuit supporting a car with better Straight line speed. Sergio hopes for a much better weekend there after grabbing nothing on the Canadian circuit.
It will mostly be the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc and Red Bull of Max Verstappen again fighting for the lead and the win, but Sergio alone with Carlos would love poking noses for a probable win. Red Bull as of now is 76 ahead of the Ferrari but things change quickly in the sport, with Ferrari being the strongest in Canada it could be a close battle in Silverstone.