The local driver lost all the information that is reflected on modern Formula 1 steering wheels, including lap times, and because of this he was even relieved to get fourth position for the starting grid for Sunday’s race at the Mexican GP 2022.
Said electrical problem also created another fault in the DRS that caused him to be seventh in Q1, although that problem was solved for the following rounds.
Then, in Q2, the Mexican was fifth, before finishing fourth in the last and final Q3 at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodríguez.
” It was a disaster, a total disaster ,” said the one from Guadalajara about the classification in general.
” We had an electrical problem from the beginning, but if I look back and look at all of qualifying, I was about to be out in Q1, almost in Q2 and I had no reference to progress, I didn’t even have the lap times. “.
“Sometimes I couldn’t tell where my brake balance was either. So it was a total mess, but in the end I think finishing fourth isn’t the worst thing that could have happened , but I also think we could have been quite a bit higher than we were.” we’re”.
In response to a question from Motorsport.com about his DRS issue in Q1, Perez said: “It all had to do with the electrical issue we had throughout qualifying.
“Basically I had no reference to lap times and stuff. The DRS came back, the only thing that didn’t come back was the power. They’re confident they can fix it [for the race],” added Checo.
The Mexican Red Bull driver admitted that it was especially painful to have to experience such a difficult session at his home Grand Prix.
“Obviously if there’s one qualifying where you want to have everything perfect, this is it, especially considering how close we were to pole position, I really think we would have gotten a much better result than we did,” he said.
However, Sergio Pérez recognized that starting behind other drivers will allow him to take advantage of the always important slipstream of the first lap at the Mexican Grand Prix.
“I think there are many things we can do for tomorrow, so we will try to do our best,” he added.
” Tomorrow I just want to win and I’ll give my best at Turn 1 and see what happens .”
On whether it will be aggressive, he said: “Yes. Especially in Turn 1. Because, after that moment, everything can be a bit chaotic, and then the stops will come, it will depend on that too,” he concluded.
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