After the qualifying session, the team principal said: “Unfortunately for Checo, he just didn’t get that first lap in on the slick tyre when the circuit was in the window, then he came back onto the inter because it was too wet for the slicks, so it was frustrating for him.
“However, unlike Monaco, this is a track that you can overtake at, the forecast is saying it’ll be a dry race, he’s a great racer and he’s got a fast car, so I’d be disappointed if we weren’t much further up the order tomorrow.”
Perez: We will try everything
Perez will be trying to redeem himself in the eyes of his team principal in the race, after ‘it didn’t work out’ in qualifying.
After the session, he said: “It didn’t work out. I mean, when we went onto the slick, it was just the lap that it started raining.
“I needed a lap to get the tyre in the temperature in the working range, and then it just started raining, then we switched [back] to the intermediate, so it was all a bit half a lap, one lap a bit too late to get that lap in.
“Well, it’s going to be hard to overtake, but we will try everything – we will try everything to come through the field.”
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