Perez looking for the “best possible race” after poor qualifying

Sergio Perez is looking to make up for lost ground in qualifying after a disappointing P9

Why it matters: The Russian GP will be Perez’s fourth consecutive race starting from outside the top 6.


  • Perez continues his run of poor qualifying results, with his last top 5 in qualifying at the Hungarian GP two months ago.

What he had to say:

  • “Things were looking really promising and we had a strong Q1 and Q2. But in the changing weather and track conditions, timing is important and in hindsight we probably could have tried slick tires one lap earlier.”
  • “As we know anything can happen in the race and a positive to take from today is that the car was performing very well in the wet. We are going to move positively into Sunday and the main target will be to get a strong start and then put together the best possible race.”
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