Sergio Perez believes that he could have been on the pole position for tomorrow’s Emilia Romagna GP if not the mistake in the final corner of the final run.
Sergio Perez was on the brink of taking his first career F1 pole position on Saturday afternoon at Imola as he was just 0.035s away from the polesitter Lewis Hamilton. After the session was over, the Mexican spoke about his performance, emphasizing that the last-corner mistake deprived him of the qualifying success.
“I should have been on pole today,” the Red Bull Racing driver said. “I did a mistake on my final corner, so I think it’s everything positive. We just have to make sure that we keep progressing, and tomorrow is what matters.”
Sergio Perez was also delighted with how he and the team dealt with all the difficulties, which were forced by the FP1 incident with Esteban Ocon.
“I have to say well done to the team. “Yesterday I made a mistake and I made them work hard during the day, so it’s a good recovery,” he remarked.
“But the most important is always showing progress. I never expected to be here today where we were yesterday. We’ve been improving, but it’s just important to be P2,” he added.
With all eyes on Sunday already, Sergio Perez spoke about his goals and expectations for the upcoming event.
“I think anything can happen tomorrow. We are on a different strategy to Lewis and Max. And so, it’s gonna be interesting to see what we can do. Most important [is to] get those points, get battling, which is a priority at the moment.”