F1 News

Perez unhappy with his car: 'This is the kind of race it should have been'

Perez unhappy with his car: 'This is the kind of race it should have been'

21 June - 16:52 Last update: 18:33


Sergio Perez has not had a happy weekend in Canada. While he once again hoped to fight for victory, he had to drop out in both qualifying and the race. Speaking to Formule1.com Perez says he felt more was possible.

During the third free practice session Red Bull Racing and Ferrari decided to keep their drivers inside for as long as possible due to the bad weather. A few hours later, qualifying was scheduled to begin, with Perez missing the corner and crashing hard into a wall.

By reaching Q2, the Mexican didn't have to worry about starting from the back. He started the race from P13, but was forced to retire within ten laps due to car problems. The result was that Perez ended the weekend empty-handed and frustrated.

"I had finally got Daniel (Ricciardo, ed.) in the McLaren outside the DRS distance and it should have been a race in which I would work my way to the front," Pérez stated in an interview with Formule1.com. "I felt I had enough potential to make up a lot of places and take a lot of points."

Perez wants to come back stronger at Silverstone

His team has one and a half weeks to solve the problem, because then the next race weekend is scheduled. At Silverstone, it looks set to be another battle between Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen, although Perez and Carlos Sainz will also be hoping for a win.

Video player

More videos