“I wouldn’t say team orders,” Sergio Perez left in mixed feelings despite P2 finish

Sergio Perez finished P2 in Barcelona, bagging his third podium finish of the season.

Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez managed to get P2 in the Spanish Grand Prix which looked like a race win for him. He bagged his third podium in six races for this season. Sergio showed great pace throughout the race after struggling in Qualifying. 

Max having problems with his DRS had to let Checo pass by to charge over Russell, with the team strategy Perez only had two pit stops and Max had three stops. Ultimately Sergio had some struggles in the end. 

Perez is currently third in the championship with 85 points he is 25 points behind his teammate at the top. Perez has been the best driver Red Bull has had after the exit of Daniel Ricciardo, this is his second season and is having an amazing start to the season. He is yet to take his first victory for the season which could have been in Spain if not for the team.

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Perez shows his disappointment “I think so. Especially at the beginning when I gave the position to Max thinking I’d get it back later. But then we swapped strategy. He went for 3, I went for 2. Frustrating from my side at the moment but it’s a great team result,” talking with Sky sports.

Sergio Perez opines on Red Bull’s momentum

Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen
1-2 finish for Red Bull in Spain

With a strong 1-2 finish in Spain, and second of the season, Red Bull is now first in both the championships over Ferrari. They got hold of the momentum in Imola where they managed yet another 1-2 finish, continuing it to Spain. 

Sergio, other than the internal team issues, was overall pleased with what the team has achieved over the weekend even though being the second fastest team. Even though the team cleared their preferences over the drivers but it was unfair in the eyes of Sergio.

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“That is something I am pleased with. There are a few things we will discuss internally. When you’re driving you don’t understand the bigger picture. I think it’s a normal thing.” said Perez.

The momentum is completely in the hands of Red Bull, Ferrari needs to come out of their misery if they are aiming for the championship.

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