Pérez saw Verstappen and Norris disappear on the horizon: ‘Terrible start and first lap’

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Pérez saw Verstappen and Norris disappear on the horizon: 'Terrible start and first lap'

Sergio Pérez can live reasonably with his third place in the Brazilian sprint race, after he quickly lost sight of the top two. He does think that his bad start cost him a chance for a better result. For Pérez, his six points were also valuable in the battle with Lewis Hamilton for second place in the championship.

ServusTV states that Pérez can look back on his Saturday race with satisfaction. “It’s a good result, definitely, but I would have liked more,” replied the Mexican. ‘We had a terrible start and a terrible first lap, where we lost two places to the Mercedes drivers. I had to ask a lot of my tires when I regained those places. I quickly paid the price for that.’

After Pérez regained third place, Max Verstappen and Lando Norris showed a much better pace. Ultimately, the Red Bull Racing driver gave in to his teammate for more than thirteen seconds after 24 laps, while Norris also drove far ahead of Pérez. Thanks to a difficult race at Hamilton, the 33-year-old driver managed to increase his lead to 24 points in the championship, where he has occupied second place all season.

Pérez hopes for a long-awaited podium

In the Grand Prix, Pérez has to start ninth, after having to take his foot off the gas in Q3 on Friday due to a yellow flag. ‘I would be satisfied if I managed to fight back to a podium place. “I had a lot of bad luck in qualifying, but the speed of the car is very good, and the speed in the race should be good too, so hopefully we can come back to a better position,” Pérez said. Verstappen’s teammate has not finished on the podium in the last five weekends.

Verstappen can take his seventeenth win of the season this weekend in Brazil. Also betting on F1? Register now at JACKS and receive 60 euros in free bets! If you play responsibly, you keep it fun. What does gambling cost you? Stop on time, 18+

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