Sergio Pérez was dissatisfied with his qualifications in Imola, Italy on Saturday, even though the Mexican had the best start ever and finished runner-up. The Red Bull drivers only need to endure Lewis Hamilton.
The 31-year-old Perez said after qualifying: “Today I should be in pole position because I made a mistake in the last corner.” “The result is still good, but we have to make sure that we continue to improve. Only tomorrow. The result is meaningful.”
After taking over from Alexander Albon as Chairman of the Red Bull Racing Team last winter, Pérez took the wrong starting point in Imola on Friday. The former drivers of Sauber, McLaren, Force India and Racecourse were in contact with Esteban Ocon in the first practice and lost a lot of training time.
Perez said: “I made a mistake yesterday, which brought a lot of work to the team.” “So I have to make up. The mechanic did a good job. Yesterday, I didn’t expect to be in second place now.”
Unlike Max Verstappen and Hamilton-both drivers started with medium tyres-Pérez started on soft tyres, Emilia-Romagna ) Grand Prix. Perez said: “Anything is possible here,” said Perez, who has won 192 Grand Prix games.
“My strategy is different from Max and Lewis, so this will be a very interesting race. The important thing is to make sure that we score a lot during the car and learn a lot of new knowledge.”
The second race of the Formula 1 season, the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix starts at 3pm on Sunday.