MAX VERSTAPPEN and Sergio Perez secured a Pink Bull one-two within the Spanish Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen received the Spanish Grand Prix. (Picture: F1)
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Max Verstappen was delighted to beat additional Pink Bull reliability points to win the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday. Nonetheless, all may not be nicely within the camp after Sergio Perez’s annoyed response to a staff order to give up the race result in Verstappen.
After successful his fourth race of the 2022 season, Verstappen expressed his happiness after a difficult begin involving points with the DRS system that affected his qualifying session on Saturday. The Dutchman additionally went off the observe on flip 4 however recovered to assist safe a ‘nice outcome’ for Pink Bull.
He informed Sky Sports activities: “Yeah, in fact, I went off. I misplaced the rear and went off. I used to be within the prepare, and I attempted to go, however my DRS wasn’t all the time working. That made it very robust, however we managed to get forward once more and do our personal race and ultimately win the race. It was a tough starting however a great finish.
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Pink Bull informed Sergio Perez to let Max Verstappen previous. (Picture: GETTY)
“I attempted to remain centered; in fact, it isn’t good when stuff like that occurs, however I am very completely happy to win and really completely happy for Checo [teammate Perez]. It was an awesome outcome for the staff. Yeah, I feel [the soft tyres worked well]. I feel the behaviour of the automobile was good on the softs, but additionally on the medium, I feel it was working fairly nicely.”
Perez was main the race after passing George Russell on lap 31 however after Verstappen pitted for the third and ultimate time, the Dutchman re-entered in second and was gaining a second each lap on his teammate. Because the race neared its ultimate 15 laps, Pink Bull ordered Perez to permit Verstappen previous, which he obeyed.
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Pink Bull are in a great place forward of subsequent week’s Monaco Grand Prix. (Picture: EXPRESS)
Nonetheless, he wasn’t happy with the choice and responded: “That is very unfair, however OK.” And after each drivers crossed the road to safe a one-two end, it appeared the second was nonetheless taking part in on Perez’s thoughts as he informed the staff radio: “I am completely happy for the staff, however we have to communicate later.”
Regardless of Perez’s discontent, Pink Bull have loved a profitable weekend on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and at the moment are main each standings forward of the Monaco Grand Prix. Verstappen leads Charles Leclerc, who retired on Sunday, by six factors, whereas Pink Bull have opened up a 26-point lead on Ferrari within the Constructors’ Championship.