“Disappointed with myself,” Sergio Perez devastated after having to start dead last following his Monaco GP qualifying crash
Sergio Perez’s latest qualifying attempt has gone down the drain following his crash in Monaco.
Sergio Perez qualified 20th for the Monaco GP (Credits: Planet F1)
Sergio Perez was previously hailed as the king of street circuits following his immense success on those tracks. However, his latest attempt to grab the top spot has left fans and critics questioning his abilities. After winning the 2022 Monaco GP, there were high expectations towards the Mexican minister of defence. Alas, nothing went according to plan for the Red Bull driver.
While Max Verstappen impressed everyone with his qualifying performance, Sergio Perez came as the big disappointment. With the 2 time world champion putting his car on pole position, Perez was not able to make it to Q2 qualifying dead last. With just 11 minutes left on the clock for Q1 to end, a red flag was brought out by the Mexican driver.
Sergio Perez had a clash with the wall at Sainte Devote that ended his chances of fighting for pole position. Having carried too much speed into the corner, his rear end slid out leading yo the RB19 coming in contact with the wall. Collision with the Tecpro barrier led to him wrecking his rear left wheel. Apart from that, the suspension was also destroyed with heavy damage.
Sergio Perez loses hopes of getting a good result in Sunday’s Monaco GP
Here is what he had to say following his massive disappointment in qualifying. “It was going well. I was happy with the balance. Going into the corner, I lost the rear very lap. It was so late I couldn’t take the escape road. I’m very sorry for my team. I’m really disappointed with myself it’s going to be hard to do any thing tomorrow,” the Mexican driver continued.
The 2023 Monaco GP qualifying has been one of the best qualifying sessions to take place in the principality. While Max Verstappen got pole position, he was joined by Fernando Alonso and Charles Leclerc who finished P2 and P3 respectively. Esteban Ocon also surprised everyone having qualified P4. With Perez starting last on the grid tomorrow, it will be interesting to see where he ends up in the finishing order.
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