Sergio Perez piles pressure on Red Bull as he explains ‘horrible’ scenario at Imola

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RED BULL has been stricken by mechanical failures to this point with Max Verstappen stopping in Bahrain and Melbourne.

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Sergio Perez has warned Crimson Bull ‘can’t afford’ one other retirement in Imola as he piles the strain on Crimson Bull to repair its mechanical failures. The Crimson Bull driver warned the mechanical failure was one thing that ‘actually involved’ the staff who’re engaged on a spread of fixes.

Chatting with Sky Sports activities F1, he mentioned: “I believe we simply must kind out our reliability that has been a giant concern in three races the place we mainly had three DNF’s. It’s one thing that actually involved us however we simply have to verify we’re up there.

“We can’t afford I don’t suppose one other DNF, one other weekend with zero factors. That shall be horrible.

“Though there are nonetheless plenty of races left, these factors are going to make an enormous distinction on the finish of the season. We all know now’s the time to essentially work and vet on high of these issues.”

The Mexican has warned the factors the staff are throwing away will ‘make an enormous distinction on the finish of the season’ as Crimson Bull attempt to search out Ferrari.

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Sergio Perez piles pressure on Red Bull as he explains 'horrible' scenario at Imola

Sergio Perez has warned Crimson Bull can’t endure one other retirement (Picture: Sky Sports activities F1)

Verstappen was working in second place in Bahrain and Australia earlier than struggling mechanical failures. It means the Dutchman has thrown away an nearly assured 36 factors in his battle with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.

The poor kind has left the reigning champion sixth within the drivers’ standings behind Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton who has struggled together with his automotive all season. Crimson Bull can also be behind Mercedes within the constructors’ championship regardless of their automotive being round one second a lap faster.

The Dutchman has all however written himself out of the title struggle regardless of being simply three races in.

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Sergio Perez piles pressure on Red Bull as he explains 'horrible' scenario at Imola

Max Verstappen suffered a mechanical failure in Australia (Picture: Getty)

After returning in Melbourne, he mentioned: “We’re already miles behind. I do not wish to take into consideration the title struggle, I simply wish to end races.

“It is irritating and unacceptable. These sorts of issues if you wish to struggle for the title can’t occur.”

Crimson Bull’s failures have helped Mercedes bid to defend their constructors’ crown. George Russell has additionally been elevated to second within the drivers’ standings after three successive top-five finishes.

He mentioned: “It’s fairly loopy to suppose, however it is a championship based mostly on outcomes and never essentially based mostly on tempo.”

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