Sergio Perez did not enjoy the British Grand Prix at all and admitted that it is a weekend to forget for him considering he did not score a single point.
The Mexican driver lost control of his car at the end of the second sector during the Sprint Qualifying and the team decided it was better to retire the car. The decision meant that Perez had to start the Grand Prix from the pit lane.
Despite that, Perez was recovering many positions on Sunday, he was running as high as P8. However, Red Bull decided to call him into the pits, and fit him with new tires to make him set the fastest lap of the race. By doing so, Perez took away the additional point for the fastest lap from Hamilton, but since the Mexican finished outside the top ten, he did not receive the additional point.
Perez then admitted that he wants to forget the Silverstone weekend as soon as possible.
“Yes. I think with my mistake from yesterday, today we were able to make a lot more progress than yesterday but in the end, we could have finished seventh; I was looking after the tires better than the people ahead.
“But then we went for the fastest lap for some strategic reasons. I think overall it was a weekend that we have to forget and aim to come back stronger,” he said.
Perez concluded by saying that finishing in P7 was not impossible since he was getting closer to the cars ahead of him.
“I think P7 was possible today; with a couple more laps I think I could have got Lance and Fernando, but in the end, for strategic reasons, we decided to stop to take the fastest lap. It’s a weekend for us to forget and we lost a lot of ground in the championship.
“We need to regroup, work hard and come back as strong as possible in Hungary,” he added.