F1: Checo Pérez abandons the Canadian Grand Prix due to engine failure

The Mexican failed to score points in the Drivers’ World Championship – where he only moved up to second place after replacing Charles Leclerc. (Photo: REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed)

Canada did not seem like a good scenario for the Mexican pilot, Sergio Czech Perez (Red Bull), who was the first to leave the Grand Prix (GP) due to a suspected gearbox failure who left his car broken down.

The native of Jalisco started in the 13 positions from Circuit Gilles Villenueve after suffering the ravages of rain in the Quality 2 : That day, the Red Bull had a strong impact against the wall which also caused damage to his unit.

In this way, Pérez was excluded from the possibility of adding points for the Drivers’ World Championshipin which he snatched second place from Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) after finishing in the same position at the Azerbaijan GP.

This becomes all the more relevant as the dispute in the land of the maple leaf figured as a possibility for the body of the red bull will increase the advantage of the Italian in the drivers’ and constructors’ championships.

Checo Pérez started from 13th position after suffering the ravages of the weather at Qualy 2. (Photo: REUTERS/Chris Helgren)
Checo Pérez started from 13th position after suffering the ravages of the weather at Qualy 2. (Photo: REUTERS/Chris Helgren)

It should be noted that the race in Canada was the first time Pérez raced the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve as a driver of Red Bull : “Very happy to be back in Canada and to see so many Mexican flags”, commented the pilot after the first activities on the track last Friday and Saturday.

On board the RB18, Czech was looking to step onto the Canadian podium for the second time in his career after first achieving it while driving for Sauber in 2012. this week-end, Perez finished in third placeonly behind the Lotus of Romain Grosjean and the McLaren of Lewis Hamilton which took the victory.

In total, there have been eight occasions the Jalisco-born man has performed in Canada. Of them, just managed to finish three times in the points: In addition to the one already mentioned, he achieved it in 2016 and 2017 when he finished tenth and fifth respectively. Both when I was racing for Racing Point.

MINUTE BY MINUTE:

13:14 Checo Pérez’s engine fails and he leaves the Canadian Grand Prix

“I’ve lost the motor. I’m stuck in gear!”

1:04 p.m. Kick-off for the Canadian Grand Prix

In the second round, Checo Pérez recovers two positions and placed in the eleventh place (11)

Checo Pérez had recovered two positions after the start of the Canadian GP.  (Photo: REUTERS/Chris Helgren)
Checo Pérez had recovered two positions after the start of the Canadian GP. (Photo: REUTERS/Chris Helgren)

13:00 Start of formation lap

12:54 Contrary to the weather recorded on Saturday, F1 reports a climate dry and sunny for this Sunday’s competition

no chance of rain

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