SERGIO PEREZ managed to safe a fourth-placed end on the inaugural Miami Grand Prix.
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Sergio Perez was left annoyed by Crimson Bull’s mechanical points after struggling with an engine downside through the second half of Sunday’s inaugural Miami Grand Prix. The Mexican driver appeared set to problem Carlos Sainz for a third-placed end however in the end crossed the road in fourth after being pressured to handle his energy unit attributable to a short lack of efficiency.
Perez complained about his lack of energy by way of group radio earlier than the issue was seemingly mounted to an extent that he was in a position to full all 57 laps on the Miami Worldwide Autodrome. He was beforehand pressured to retire on the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix attributable to a separate gasoline pump concern and went on to precise his issues over Crimson Bull’s lack of reliability when quizzed on the subject after Sunday’s race.
“I believe it was a sensor concern that we had,” Perez advised reporters. “All through the race, it was working nicely, however then after we had the sensor concern, we misplaced like seven seconds in two laps, after which it was only a poor race.
“It was by no means the identical [afterwards]. I used to be shedding an excessive amount of time, I used to be like 10kph down on the straights. We have to preserve working onerous, as a result of each time we’re discovering completely different points.
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Sergio Perez managed to safe a fourth-placed end in Miami (Picture: GETTY)
“Fortunately we managed to complete the race, I believe at one level it was actually near [being] over, so to get that [result] and have the ability to end the race is sweet.”
Perez was in the end pressured to take care of his engine for the remainder of the Miami Grand Prix as a way to keep away from retiring and duly delivered to seal a welcome haul of factors for Crimson Bull. Crew principal Christian Horner admitted through the race that Perez’s automobile was unable to carry out to its full potential, telling Sky Sports activities F1: “We’re managing somewhat little bit of a problem with Checo that we heard earlier.
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“He had a sensor concern so because of this misplaced somewhat little bit of energy so he’s doing an awesome job as a result of he has misplaced about 20 kilowatts however goes faster than Carlos.”
Perez ended up ending round 10 seconds behind his Crimson Bull team-mate, Max Verstappen, who managed to assert his third Grand Prix victory of the brand new season forward of Charles Leclerc in Miami. The Dutchman handed his Ferrari rival through the early levels of the competition and by no means appeared again regardless of a late security automobile interval to clinch a most haul of 26 factors in some model.
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