‘Checo’ Pérez: ‘Being blocked by Lando compromised our career’

The Mexican Sergio perez (Red Bull), which ended bedroom this sunday the Grand Prix of Portugal, the third of Formula One World Cup, stated in Portimao that “to be blocked by (the English) Lando (McLaren’s Norris) compromised “his” career.

“I’ve had a pretty busy race the whole time today. Lando (Norris) managed to get past me at turn four, but I thought he had taken all four wheels of his car off the track. So I did not defend myself, thinking that I would have to return the position, for exceeding the limits of the track. But that was not the case, “said the Mexican driver, who is now sixth in the World Cup, with 22 points.

“It was a miscalculation on my part and a failure, because being blocked from behind Lando compromised our career and it cost us a long time“said ‘Checo’, born 31 years ago in Guadalajara (Jalisco) after playing his third race since driving for Red Bull.

When I managed to overtake him, my pace was good, but I think the damage was done.. Then we tried to do something different with the strategy, going long (he was the last to change tires), hoping for a safety car, but it didn’t work and fourth place was the maximum we could get “, said the brave driver tapatío.

“Definitely we are making great progress with the car and the race pace, I understand it more and more with the extra kilometers that I am driving, “added ‘Checo’, who last year achieved his first F1 triumph in Bahrain.

“It is clear that there are still areas in which I need to improve, but this is only a process and we will continue to work hard with a view to next week in Barcelona (venue of the Spanish Grand Prix),” he commented.

“Everything has been very tight again with the Mercedes throughout the weekend and I think this will continue to be the case throughout the season. Some weekends will be faster and others will be like this, so we just have to make sure we keep our heads down and keep working hard, “said ‘Checo’ this Sunday in Portimao.