Sergio Perez will start tomorrow’s Grand Prix from stone dead last, after a spin which he said he had no control of.
It was elation on one side of the Red Bull garage, with Max Verstappen winning the qualifying race to take pole and three points. On the other side of the garage, Perez licks his wounds after a dreadful afternoon where he spun and ended up last.
“I became a passenger very early in the corner as I was picking up the throttle,” he said after the session. “That really hurt me and put me out of position and there was nothing I could do. I just became a passenger at that point.”
“A big, heavy shame, I’m very sorry for the team. It’s been a very low, low day from my side. Tomorrow it’s a new day and I look forward to it. It’s hard after days like today but tomorrow it’s a new day and a new opportunity to figure out what we are able to do better”
Perez will have a big job to salvage points from last place tomorrow when Formula 1 begins race day at the British Grand Prix.