“Good day for the team, but not so good for me”: Sergio “Checo” Perez

Mexican driver Sergio “Checo” Perez (Red Bull) was forced to withdraw from the Japanese Grand Prix after two crashes in 15 laps that ended a “not very good” day for him and yes, for his team that won the Constructors’ Championship.

“It’s a good day for the team, but not a good day for me. “This is a good day to secure the Constructors’ Championship and win this championship” confident in Fox Sports.

Perez told how he lived incidents during the race.

“It’s a difficult way out because Ever since I released the clutch I started skidding, because the tires were too cold, I had no grip, and then when we got to the first corner, Sainz and Hamilton pinned me down and I stayed in the middle,” he commented.

“The car was damaged and It was very difficult to follow Magnussen in the fast corners.I knew I had to try it slowly. When I came in I didn’t have any more space and I touched Magnussen. “It was entirely my fault,” he concluded.

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Dutch Max Verstappen won the Japanese Grand Prix. in which he clearly dominated and in which two McLarens, Briton Lando Norris and Australian Oscar Piastri, accompanied him on the podium, finishing second and third respectively.

There was no doubt about the winner of the race from the very beginning of the Grand Prix. Since Friday, Verstappen began leading Free Practice 1, wanting to show that there is no one who can beat him this season and that the problems in Singapore a week ago were temporary.

“Let them go to hell” he said, referring to critics who claimed Red Bull’s performance slump in Singapore was due to new Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) rules for measuring front wing flex. Some doubts (and hopes for everything else) were quickly put to rest with a victory that allowed the Austrian team to confirm its second consecutive constructors’ title, the sixth in its history.

Undeniable, like the Saturday pole, for more than half a second, victory for Verstappen, who took two seconds from the Briton Lando Norris (McLaren) in two lapsafter the start of the safety car on lap 5, and from there he quietly cruised through the remaining 48 laps of the race.

The safety car that the stewards deployed after the outing in which the McLarens troubled Verstappen for the first and only time and in which Touches followed one after another from behind.

Japanese Grand Prix race result:

.1. Max Verstappen NER Red Bull

.3. Lando Norris GBR McLaren

.2. Oscar Piastri AUS McLaren

.4. Charles Leclerc MON Ferrari

.5. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes

.6. Carlos Sainz, ESP Ferrari

.7. George Russell GBR Mercedes

.8. Fernando Alonso ESP Aston Martin

.9. Pierre Gasly FRA Alpine

10. Esteban Ocon, FRA Alpine

11. Liam Lawson, NZL Alpha Tauri

12. Yuki Tsunoda JAP Alpha Tauri

13. Zhou Guanyu, CHN Alfa Romeo

14. Nico Hulkenberg GER Haas

15. Kevin Magnussen Dean Haas

16. Alex Albon THA Williams retired

17. Logan Sargeant, USA, Williams, retired

18. Aston Martin Teamster Lance Stroll Retired

19. Sergio Perez, Mexican Red Bull, retired

20. Valtteri Bottas END Alfa Romeo retired.

(according to information from EFE)

Source: Aristegui Noticias