close global

Welcome to GPFans

CHOOSE YOUR COUNTRY

  • NL
  • GB
  • ES-MX
  • US
  • GB
Marko BLAMES Perez for 'painful' Red Bull woes

Marko BLAMES Perez for 'painful' Red Bull woes

Marko BLAMES Perez for 'painful' Red Bull woes

Marko BLAMES Perez for 'painful' Red Bull woes

Helmut Marko has blamed Sergio Perez for a disastrous weekend at the Canadian Grand Prix.

The Mexican driver made his second consecutive Q1 exit during qualifying, starting the grand prix down in 16th.

F1 Headlines: Fans vent Hamilton FURY as Angela Cullen 'inspiration' revealed

READ MORE: Geri Halliwell DITCHES Horner name in latest outing

Perez’s luck worsened in the race, crashing into the wall and destroying his rear wing, which earned him a three-place grid penalty for the Spanish GP.

Montreal marked Perez’s second consecutive DNF, after a horrifying crash in Monaco, meaning he has fallen to fifth in the drivers’ standings.

Sergio Perez has slipped to fifth in the drivers' championship
Canada marks a second consecutive DNF for the Mexican

Did Red Bull make the right decision re-signing Perez?

Perez’s poor performance follows a contract renewal with Red Bull, signing a two-year extension which, if completed, will take him up to the 2026 regulation changes.

The 34-year-old’s dip in performance is perplexing, with Red Bull advisor Marko pinpointing the reason in an interview with ServusTV.

“It’s not the car, you can see that with Max. I think it’s more psychological,” he said.

“When the conditions change, he finds it much more difficult. But the fact that it’s already the third time is painful.”

READ MORE: Chadwick makes HISTORY with stunning win

Can Sergio Perez return to the podium in Spain?

However, team principal Christian Horner tipped his driver to bounce back strongly for the Spanish GP.

“It’s a horrible weekend for Checo. Obviously we’ve picked up some damage so, yeah he’ll need to come back strong in Barcelona. Thankfully Ferrari had a shocker today so didn't get any points, so that let us off the hook somewhat,” Horner said to Sky Sports.

“I think Checo, what we see with him time and time again, you think he’s on the ropes and then he bounces back.

"He’s a tough racer, he’s a tough character and I think, it hurts him more than anyone else and he’ll be determined to come back and show everybody the form we know he’s capable of and showed in the first four races of this year, in Barcelona.”

READ MORE: Daniel Ricciardo CONTROVERSY highlights a new frontier F1 should embrace

Related

Lewis Hamilton Christian Horner Sergio Perez Helmut Marko F1 Headlines Canadian Grand Prix
Why Red Bull MUST make one of the biggest decisions in their F1 history now
F1 Analysis

Why Red Bull MUST make one of the biggest decisions in their F1 history now

  • July 23, 2024 12:57
Kravitz delivers BRUTAL Verstappen jab after dramatic Hamilton clash
Latest F1 News

Kravitz delivers BRUTAL Verstappen jab after dramatic Hamilton clash

  • July 23, 2024 11:57
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
Ontdek het op Google Play