“Everything went wrong for us this weekend”: Sergio Pérez | Video
Sergio Perez (Red Bull) couldn’t finish the Canadian Grand Prix, ninth calendar date 2022 of the Formula 1after abandoning the race on the ninth lap, due to a engine failure of his RB18.
It’s a shame, everything went wrong for us this weekend. Especially today on Sunday leaving at zero hurts. Reliability issues continue to hurt us quite a bit.
On his second DNF of the seasonafter the one suffered in the Bahrain Grand Prix, Pérez Mendoza revealed that the problem was in the gearbox.
I was completely in neutral and I was no longer moving at all. I lost drive and I was totally neutral and I wasn’t moving forward at all and yes, it’s a shame I lost on this day.
“Checo” Pérez started in 13th place, because was out in Q2 by a crash against the wall; however, she had the cConfidence of achieving the fourth consecutive podium, after Barcelona, Monaco and Azerbaijan, something he had never achieved.
Everything was going very well, we had a good strategy, we had moved up places and I think we had everything to be able to recover and fight for the podium today.
MaxVerstappen, teammate of the Mexican in Redbull, achieved his first win at the Canadian Grand Prix, sixth of the season for the Dutchman and number 25 during his time in Formula 1, followed by the Spaniard Carlos Sainz Jr (Ferrari) and the british Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes).
With this result, Verstappen extends his advantage in the first place of the drivers’ standings with 175 pointsfollowed by Perez Mendoza, who stuck with 129 unitsand Monegasque charles leclercfrom Ferrari, with 126.
The next meeting will be British Grand Prix to be held on Sunday July 3 in the traditional Silverstone Circuit.
(With information from clear brand)