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Perez: Q2 crash “a mistake from my side”

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – JUNE 18: Sergio Perez of Mexico driving the (11) Oracle Red Bull Racing RB18 in the wet during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Canada at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 18, 2022 in Montreal, Quebec. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool.

Sergio Perez is apologetic to Red Bull after his crash in Canadian Grand Prix qualifying.

Perez got caught out by tricky conditions during qualifying in Montreal. The Mexican went off the track and hit the barrier. He was not able to come back to the race track, so the session was over for him. As a result, Perez would start Sunday’s race 13th.

“I was able to get to reverse in but the front wing got stuck underneath the TecPro,” he commented on what had happened.

“It was a mistake from my side. So I’m very sorry for my team. I let them down today [on Saturday], unfortunately.

“I’ve got to be thinking already for tomorrow [on Sunday] and hopefully I’m able to recover and get into into strong points.”

Furthermore, Perez confirmed that he had not encountered any technical issues before the crash.

“I wasn’t struggling with the brakes. I think they were on the cold side.

“I had a lock-up into turn 10 the lap before, I flat-spotted [the tires] and that probably meant that I was a bit out of shape. Then going to turn 3 I became just a passenger as soon as I touched the brake and it was a bit too much.”

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