“A Chance to Win…”: Sergio Perez Makes Poignant Revelation on P4 Miami GP Result

Published 05/09/2022, 7:29 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Miami Grand Prix – Miami International Autodrome, Miami, Florida, U.S. – May 7, 2022 Red Bull’s Sergio Perez during practice REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Red Bull enjoyed a podium in the inaugural Miami GP with Max Verstappen winning the race. However, it could have been two podium finishes for the Milton Keynes base if Sergio Perez didn’t have any issues with the car.

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The Red Bull duo started behind the Ferrari duo. But as the race progressed, Verstappen took the lead of the race while Perez was chasing Carlos Sainz to take the third spot. However, Checo’s pace was affected by a sensor glitch. Although the Austrian team resolved the issue, Perez had less power in his car. The power issue increased the gap between Sainz and Perez.

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The Mexican tried his best and even changed into medium tyres during the Safety Car session. But even the new medium tyres and DRS didn’t help Perez to overtake the Ferrari man. However, he move up to P3 for a second but a lock-up sent him back behind Sainz. The Mexican driver also reported the track wasn’t in the optimal conditions to make a move on the car ahead.

I was in a great position after the stop, but unfortunately I couldn’t even get closer to Sainz even with DRS. With a normal car, I would have had a chance to win the race.” Perez reported after the race, I was pushing so hard to stay in the corners that even my tires overheated. When I saw a small chance, of course, I tried, but the track was too dirty next to the race line and on the straight, I was just too slow.”

Sergio Perez is happy with P4 in Miami GP

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The Mexican tried to join his teammate on the podium, but had to settle with a P4. However, Checo isn’t disappointed with the results instead, he’s glad to finish. The Red Bull driver revealed after encountering the sensor problem during the race had Checo worried about another DNF this season. But he was able to finish the race with the problematic car.

Red Bull’s Sergio Perez in action during the Miami GP. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

Perez reported after the race, “Fortunately we were able to finish the race at all because at one point we were about to stop.” The reliability has been a great challenge for the Australian F1 team. Sergio Perez expects his team to get rid of this issue for better performance.

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The Milton Keynes base is now ranking second on the constructors’ s standing, 6 points behind the championship leader Ferrari. Let’s see if Red Bull can resolve the reliability issues for the Spanish GP.

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Ripan Majumdar

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Ripan Majumdar is an F1 writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Science from West Bengal State University, Kolkata. Ripan is a massive Red Bull Racing and Sergio Perez fan, and has been following the sport for over the past few years.

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