Sergio Perez will start the British Grand Prix from the pit lane after Red Bull broke parc ferme rules fixing his car.
On lap seven in the sprint qualifying, Perez lost the car at the Chapel corner, narrowly avoiding the wall. He ended up retiring on the penultimate lap with damage, which the team had to repair post-race. Because parts of the car such as the rear wing were changed, he will be forced to start from the pit lane in today’s race.
Along with the rear wing, the team opted to put a new Energy Store and Control electronics, and they replaced parts of the brake cooling and suspension systems. It means Perez will have it all to do later today to keep third in the title, with his two closest rivals both in the top five.