Canada didn’t 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 causing his car to shut down.
The native of Jalisco started in the 13 position from Circuit Gilles Villenueve after suffering the ravages of the rain in the Quality 2: On that day, the Red Bull had a hard blow to the wall which also caused damage to his unit.
In this way, Pérez was excluded from the possibility of adding points for the World Drivers Championshipin which he had snatched second place from charles leclerc (ferrari) after finishing in the same position in the Azerbaijan GP.
This becomes all the more relevant as the maple leaf land dispute was a possibility for the red bull’s body will increase the benefit of the Italian in both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships.
It should be noted that the race in Canada marked the first time that Pérez entered the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve as driver of Red Bull: “Very happy to be back in Canada and seeing so many Mexican flags,” said the pilot after the first track activities last Friday and Saturday.
On board the RB18, Czech wanted to get on the Canadian podium for the second time in his career after achieving it for the first time when he drove for Sauber in 2012. on that weekend, Perez finished in third placebehind only Romain Grosjean’s Lotus and Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren to take the win.
In total, the Jalisco-born man has performed eight times in Canada. From them, just managed to finish in the points three times: In addition to those already mentioned, he achieved it in 2016 and 2017 when he finished tenth and fifth respectively. Both when I raced for Racing Point.
MINUTE BY MINUTE:
13:14 Checo Pérez’s engine cuts out and he leaves the Canadian Grand Prix
“I’ve lost the bike. I’m stuck in gear!”
13:04 Canadian Grand Prix kicks off
In the second round, Checo Pérez recovers two positions and placed in the eleventh place (11)
1:00 pm Formation Round Begins
12:54 Contrary to the weather recorded on Saturday, F1 reports a climate dry and sunny for this sunday’s game
no risk of rain