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Pérez reveals feeling ill before the USGP

AUSTIN, TEXAS – OCTOBER 24: Third placed Sergio Perez of Mexico and Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of USA at Circuit of The Americas on October 24, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Clive Mason – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

Sergio Pérez revealed he felt ill before the United States Grand Prix, which he described as “horrible” due to his conditions.

Details:

  • Pérez’s car suffered a failure with the drinking system, meaning the Mexican had no water for the entirety of the race.
  • The Red Bull driver says it’s a shame he couldn’t keep up with his teammate Verstappen and Hamilton, but admits he’s had a “nice boost.”

What he said:

  • “It was a horrible one. I was suffering from diarrhea in the morning, I don’t know. So, I hydrated myself well.”
  • “But from lap 1 onwards I ran out of drink and the first stint I was struggling to make things properly losing strength. The last 30, 40 laps were tough.”
  • “We have a nice boost but I am so much looking forward to Mexico. It’s a shame I couldn’t keep up with Lewis and Max. Mexico should be a good track for us.”
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