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Perez blames “soiled air” for F1 dash race spin

The Crimson Bull driver ended up the largest loser within the dash race and can begin tomorrow’s foremost occasion at Silverstone from final place on the grid after retiring late on attributable to security considerations after a spin.

Perez had been battling Fernando Alonso and Lando Norris when he misplaced management of his RB16B F1 automobile at Chapel, going by way of a full 360-degree spin at excessive velocity and sliding over the grass and gravel lure.

The Mexican driver was in a position to keep away from the wall and proceed within the dash race however on the penultimate lap his Crimson Bull crew opted to retire him as a security precaution – condemning him to a final place begin for Sunday’s full distance race.

Perez has blamed working within the soiled air behind Alonso and Norris for his spin and felt he was “a passenger” as quickly as he misplaced management of his automobile.

“Popping out of the nook I used to be already selecting up various throttle. I believe I acquired caught out within the soiled air and that made issues exhausting,” Perez mentioned.

“I turned a passenger, mainly, actually early within the nook. A poor day from my facet.

“Most likely here’s a place the place we have now been struggling probably the most.

“I struggled quite a bit with the soiled air and I don’t know whether it is associated to lighter gasoline masses beginning or one thing like that, however I did wrestle within the soiled air at first of the race.”

Sergio Perez, Crimson Bull Racing RB16B

Picture by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Pictures

Perez was in a position to proceed within the dash race for a handful of laps earlier than pitting, however felt there wasn’t sufficient to achieve by ending the race attributable to heavy vibrations having flat noticed his tyres within the off.

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“It was set. We mainly had an excessive amount of vibrations from the tyres from the spin and that was just about it,” he mentioned.

Crimson Bull can be search permission from the FIA if it must make any adjustments to Perez’s automobile forward of the race attributable to parc ferme situations being in place.”

“For Checo, as a result of we have now to do some security checks on that automobile, we’re going to need to get permission as a way to try this,” Horner confirmed to Sky Sports activities F1.

“There was no main difficulty but it surely put an enormous flat spot on the tyres, fortunately he didn’t hit something however the stage of vibration was so excessive, that was why we retired the automobile so it allows us to test the automobile throughout earlier than tomorrow.”

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