Sergio Chico Perez noted that he didn’t put in a good lap and that it cost him the ten that would have left him second in qualifying at Paul Rijkaard.
mexican pilot Checo Pérez, regretted the last round he made during qualifying for French Grand PrixHe indicated that his mistake prevented the team from doing so Red Bull It occupies the first two websites.
Sergio Chico Perez qualified in fourth place with a time of 1: 30.445 He pointed out that this could be a tenth faster if he did not make a mistake in the third sector of Paul Rijkaard.
“I went a little straight into Turn 12 and lost time, just enough to start in second. I think he didn’t get to Max, but we could have been 1-2,” he told the media.
“I think we showed a good pace during qualifying, and the lead was there. I felt very comfortable going into the third quarter. Unfortunately, I didn’t do well in both rounds.”
Checo Pérez spoke about losing power in his engine during his first qualifying opportunity. “On the first try, I had a drop in power after I got out of the ninth turn, which lost me a lot of time. Then, on the second, I made a mistake in my 12th turn, so yeah, not putting on the perfect lap cost me a lot.”
Despite this situation, Checo Pérez, winner of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, stated that he was confident in the team’s strategy. “We are completely focused on racing, and we have the best possible strategy.”
Checo Pérez highlighted his adaptation to the RB16B and the improvement he made in qualifying, but agreed that his best moments were still in the race. “Every time I drive, I learn, and when I test the low fuel load and all that, it gets better for me. I think without a doubt right now my strongest point is the race speed, so I hope to be very strong tomorrow. We have to fight Good fight on the podium tomorrow.”
This is the best qualification for Checo Pérez at Paul RicardSince 2018, it has been ranked 13th and in 2019 it was 14th. The Czechs will still be looking for their career best, having had their best performance two years ago and finished in 12th place.
Lewis Hamilton On second place while Valtteri Bottas He would start in third and fight straight with Checo Pérez in the second row. Both Red Bulls and Mercedes will start the competition with the medium tire compound, so expect the first possible period of time to avoid stumbling.
However, Pérez is one of the best when it comes to rubber management, so the team can try to extend its initial stint beyond what Mercedes can with Bottas and Hamiton. In this way, Red Bull will attempt to overtake, a strategy that has worked with them in both Monaco and Baku.
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