Canada could not be. Sergio Czech Pérez, who was one of the darlings of the Canadian circuit, left the race after an engine failure. The Mexican rider missed an important opportunity to stay in the fight for second place in the championship. At Red Bull, by decree, Max Verstappen must have priority in the fight for the Formula 1 crown. Starting from zero hurts. The reliability issues hurt us a bit. I remained neutral. It’s a shame to have missed this day. We had a good strategy. We had everything to fight for the podium,” Pérez said after exiting the garages. Verstappen keeps the victory and extends the distance against Charles Leclerc, who finishes fifth.
Pérez has been recognized by the wealthy Formula 1 guild for being one of the rain specialists. This time in Canada, he was not so lucky. During qualifying, he couldn’t tame the car and crashed into one of the protective barriers. This relegated him to 13th place on the starting grid in the resurrection of Fernando Alonso who reached second position in an Alpine. Leclerc, the main face of Ferrari, changed his power unit for this weekend and relegated him to 19th place. Already this Sunday, the Mexican attacked to mount positions. First he overtook Alex Albon’s Williams without a problem, then Valtteri Bottas couldn’t stop in time and the Mexican was eleventh at the time. That of Guadalajara had not had, so far in the season, a battle in the middle of the classification.
Magnussen, of Haas, had to lose his partial sixth place to change the nose of the car and it gave the Mexican a joy as he climbed to tenth, already in the points, and with the hope of fighting Daniel McLaren’s Ricciardo and Gyan Zhou. of Alfa Romeo. At the ninth lap and at the eighth corner, Checo Pérez’s car could not take it anymore. “I lost the engine! The changes are blocked, ”launched the Mexican in full frustration. Sadness also accompanied Fernando Alonso who finished seventh. The Mexican driver will have to wait until Sunday July 3 to take his revenge at Silverstone, in the United Kingdom.
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