Hydraulic problem almost cost Perez Baku GP win

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – JUNE 06: Race winner Sergio Perez of Mexico driving the (11) Red Bull Racing RB16B Honda passes his team celebrating on the pitwall during the F1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan at Baku City Circuit on June 06, 2021 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner reveals that an hydraulic problem almost costed Sergio Pérez the victory at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

“He was nursing a hydraulic issue,” said Horner. “We were really concerned that the car wouldn’t get to the end of the race which was why he stopped after the chequered flag.”

“[We were] just praying that hyraudlic pressure that we were all glued to the last few laps just stayed there,” he added.

Pérez had admitted post-race that they almost retired the car, but were able to continue to the finish.

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