The Pink Bull driver ended up the largest loser within the dash race and can begin tomorrow’s predominant occasion at Silverstone from final place on the grid after retiring late on on account of security issues after a spin.
Perez had been battling Fernando Alonso and Lando Norris when he misplaced management of his RB16B F1 automotive at Chapel, going by a full 360-degree spin at excessive velocity and sliding over the grass and gravel entice.
The Mexican driver was capable of keep away from the wall and proceed within the dash race however on the penultimate lap his Pink Bull staff opted to retire him as a security precaution – condemning him to a final place begin for Sunday’s full distance race.
Perez has blamed working within the soiled air behind Alonso and Norris for his spin and felt he was “a passenger” as quickly as he misplaced management of his automotive.
“Popping out of the nook I used to be already choosing up various throttle. I believe I received caught out within the soiled air and that made issues exhausting,” Perez mentioned.
“I grew to become a passenger, mainly, actually early within the nook. A poor day from my facet.
“In all probability here’s a place the place we have now been struggling essentially the most.
“I struggled quite a bit with the soiled air and I don’t know whether it is associated to lighter gas masses beginning or one thing like that, however I did battle within the soiled air at first of the race.”
Sergio Perez, Pink Bull Racing RB16B
Photograph by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images
Perez was capable of proceed within the dash race for a handful of laps earlier than pitting, however felt there wasn’t sufficient to achieve by ending the race on account of heavy vibrations having flat noticed his tyres within the off.
“It was set. We mainly had an excessive amount of vibrations from the tyres from the spin and that was just about it,” he mentioned.
Pink Bull will likely be search permission from the FIA if it must make any modifications to Perez’s automotive forward of the race on account of parc ferme circumstances being in place.”
“For Checo, as a result of we have now to do some security checks on that automotive, we’re going to need to get permission in an effort to do this,” Horner confirmed to Sky Sports activities F1.
“There was no main situation however it put an enormous flat spot on the tyres, fortunately he didn’t hit something however the stage of vibration was so excessive, that was why we retired the automotive so it permits us to examine the automotive throughout earlier than tomorrow.”