FIA confirms Perez will have to start from the pit lane at Silverstone

18-07-2021 12:31 | Updated: 18-07-2021 14:21
by GPblog.com
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FIA confirms Perez will have to start from the pit lane at Silverstone

After the sprint race, Red Bull Racing announced that Sergio Perez would most likely have to start from the pitlane on Sunday. The FIA has now confirmed that the Mexican will indeed have to start from the pitlane, after replacing a number of parts under the Parc Fermé regulations.

On the car of Perez are a number of things renewed and replaced. The driver of Red Bull gets his third Energy Store and his third Control Electronics. Both parts are probably installed because of the high-speed spin which caused some damage. Also, the rear wing has been changed for the Mexican.

Changes to the setup as well

The FIA writes that the team has requested written permission to replace the part, but because it has a different specification the FIA is forced to allow the Mexican to start from the pitlane instead of P20. This is also because changes have been made to the setup of the suspension and the cooling of the front brakes.

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