Sergio Perez the Red Bull F1 driver after yesterday’s race has come out and labeled the Bahrain Grand Prix as a ‘low day‘ for the team after neither of their cars was able to finish the race.
The Red Bull team was in a decent position throughout the race with Max Verstappen having a grip over second and Sergio Perez following Carlos Sainz closely. Max and Charles were engaged in a fascinating battle at top of the grid and it was because of a mechanical issue that Max was not able to finish the race.
Verstappen’s shock exit from the race opened the door for Carlos Sainz to get into second and Sergio Perez to get a grip over third.
However, soon after Verstappen’s exit from the race, his teammate Sergio Perez also bowed out of the race with a similar issue on the last lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix.
While talking about his retirement from the race the Mexican said, “We think it is the fuel pump and at the hairpin on the final lap, it locked completely at the rear.”
Sergio Perez on the Red Bull issues in Bahrain
“I knew it was going to be close to getting it to the line because the issue was coming progressively lap by lap and we thought we could have got it to the end but unfortunately, we didn’t.”
The Bahrain Grand Prix has revealed a chunk in the Red Bull armor as it was not only the Red Bull that suffered from reliability issues, Pierre Gasly who driver for the Red Bull sister team AlfaTauri also faced engine issues and his engine even caught fire because of over-heating.
Sergio was asked to describe the mood in the camp after the Bahrain Grand Prix and the Mexican said, “It is very frustrating. It is a very low day for our team.”
“It is a difficult start to the new year but the positive is we are quick, we just have to figure out, make sure we are more reliable, understand the issues and we have got some pace to find to get closer to the Ferraris.”
Sergio is aware of the impact that the issue can have on his team’s chances during 2022 and has admitted that they have to figure out the exact problem and also need to find some additional speed to get close to the rapid Ferrari’s.