Mexican driver Sergio Checo Pérez completed a weekend to forget, after retiring from the Canadian Grand Prix before 10 laps due to a power unit failure, which caused the Virtual Safety Car to crash into Gilles Villeneuve .
Once again, the Canadian race has been a headache for the man from Guadalajara, who throughout his career has brought him more negative results than positive. After three free tries to forget and a classification in which he was eliminated in Q2, Checo said goodbye at the start of this ninth round of the 2022 Formula 1 season.
It was the first time that Pérez Mendoza raced in Canada with Red Bullwanted to continue his good run in the campaign, after three consecutive podiums (including the victory in Monaco), but everything fell apart when he was in eleventh place in the race.
The Jalisco man started from 13th place on the starting grid and in the first two laps, out of the agreed 70, He was able to defeat the Thai Alexander Albon, of Williams, and the Finn Valtteri Bottasof Alfa Romeo.
Checo Pérez was six thousandths behind Australian Daniel Ricciardo of McLaren looking for tenth place to enter the points zone on lap eighttowards the start of the ninth, his engine failed to end a disastrous weekend.
In this way, Sergio Michel has signed his third retirement from his seat at Red Bullthe first of the campaign because in the records in Bahrain he finished in 18th place. Last year he abandoned the Grand Prix of Hungary and the Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia.
Moreover, with his retirement from Gilles Villeneuve, Checo was left without the possibility of scoring points in the Drivers’ Championship and stalled at 129.
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