Sergio Perez outshines Verstappen in qualifying: Drama on the horizon?

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The Mexican secured pole place for Crimson Bull in Saudi Arabia

Sergio Perez outshines Verstappen in qualifying: Drama on the horizon?

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Crimson Bull‘s Max Verstappen and Christian Horner congratulated Sergio Perez for his spectacular efficiency in Components 1 qualifying forward of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Perez secured pole place for his Crimson Bull group on Saturday, whereas his teammate Verstappen completed in fourth.

Verstappen complained of issues with the grip of his tyres across the monitor.

“It wasn’t an incredible Q3. My first set in Q3 have been horrible. It was a very totally different feeling with the tyres. I did not actually really feel snug,” mentioned Verstappen.

Regardless of these points, he was congratulatory to his teammate.

“Checo did an excellent job right this moment and I’m very glad for him,” acknowledged the reigning world champion.

Sergio Perez outshines Verstappen in qualifying: Drama on the horizon?

Staff precept Christian Horner was additionally stuffed with reward for the Mexican.

“I am simply so, so happy for Checo. After 215 races, it is unbelievable. He is working tougher than ever and that lap was mighty,” mentioned Horner.

“We may see it coming and coming, and the Ferraris put down such a aggressive marker. For Checo to go try this, solely the second time I believe he is outqualified Max.

“To place in a lap like that, right here on the hardest, most harmful circuit that we go, it is an unbelievable efficiency from him.

“I am simply so glad for him. He is labored extremely laborious and I believe that the automotive this 12 months is extra suited to his fashion, it is not fairly as quirky as final 12 months’s automotive. He is accomplished an excellent job right this moment.”

Sergio Perez outshines Verstappen in qualifying: Drama on the horizon?

Hassle on the horizon?

These feedback from each Verstappen and Horner draw a stark distinction to the scenario within the Mercedes group, when the previous few years noticed tensions reportedly rise between Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas within the moments when the Finn started to essentially problem the Englishman.

Hamilton completed in fifteenth place in qualifying on Saturday and now faces an uphill wrestle if he’s to assert a podium spot on Sunday.

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