What Horner told Perez in reassuring message after Saudi GP

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Sergio Perez was heading in the right direction to show his maiden pole place right into a victory in Jeddah, earlier than a badly-timed Security Automotive left him again in fourth place and unable to go Carlos Sainz.

					What Horner told Perez in reassuring message after Saudi GP

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Christian Horner moved to consolation Sergio Perez following the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix by assuring him that his unhealthy luck will change.

His comforting phrases got here after the Mexican fell from first to fourth throughout an unfortunately-timed Security Automotive interval, handing the chance to struggle Charles Leclerc for the win in Jeddah to his teammate, Max Verstappen.

After claiming the primary pole place of his profession, Perez was in a position to construct a lead over second-place man Leclerc that at one stage stretched so far as 2.8 seconds.

That had Perez effectively away from any DRS menace and had additionally seen him construct a niche of 4.3 seconds to Verstappen, who himself was over three seconds away from Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari.

Determined to not see these wholesome gaps reduce brief by an undercut from behind, Perez was the primary of the front-runners to pit on Lap 15 of fifty.

However painfully for the Pink Bull driver, Nicholas Latifi’s Lap 16 crash introduced out the Security Automotive, permitting Leclerc, Verstappen and Sainz to pit for recent tyres and get previous him.

Horner tells Perez: It can come best for you

Talking on to Perez by way of the staff radio following the Saudi Arabian GP, Horner stated: “Checo, I’m very, very sorry. That was simply pure unhealthy luck at this time, to get that Security Automotive at precisely the improper time.

“You have been sensible all weekend, effectively finished. Your luck will change Checo, don’t be concerned. It can come best for you this season, don’t be concerned.

“Your race tempo and your quali tempo [was] tremendous. Nicely finished.”

Perez then joked, provided that no champagne is allowed on the rostrum in Saudi Arabia, lacking out on a top-three end in Jeddah could not have been all that unhealthy.

Responding to his boss, Perez then stated: “Yeah man, I do know. Let’s preserve pushing. I’m very, very completely happy for the staff after final weekend.”

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Perez was all the time going to pit on Lap 15

For these watching the published protection of the Saudi Arabian GP, it might have regarded as if Perez’s pit-stop was a response by Pink Bull to a name from Ferrari to herald Leclerc.

It appeared that Ferrari had determined Leclerc would pit on Lap 15, as long as Perez stayed out, seemingly giving Pink Bull a troublesome choice to make, leading to them pitting the then-leader earlier than any of his rivals.

Nevertheless, Horner has claimed it was determined pre-race that Perez would pit on this lap, a call made simpler by complaints from the driving force that he was dropping tyre efficiency the tour prior.

Talking to pick members of the media, together with RacingNews365.com, shortly after sending his message to Perez, Horner stated: “Checo had good tempo originally of the stint, he was simply beginning to get some tyre deg[redation].

“We may see Charles coming inside the undercut. We determined to [pit] that lap to try to keep the monitor place. [It was] a superb cease, the whole lot rotated, after which a Security Automotive – and that provides the opposite vehicles a free cease.

“It was desperately unfortunate for Checo. It was so tight with Sainz [at the pit exit] as effectively.”

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					What Horner told Perez in reassuring message after Saudi GP

					What Horner told Perez in reassuring message after Saudi GP

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