What happened to Sergio Perez?

Will Sergio Perez bounce back?

By: Jake Rajala

Sergio Perez made history as the first Mexican driver to win the Monaco Grand Prix (which was also his first victory of the season). It should also be noted that the second-place driver in the standings finished second in the Spanish GP and second in the Baku GP. Well, Perez was faced with adversity in the Canadian GP and the entire weekend, to be honest. After he suffered a crash in the Montreal qualifying, he was placed in P13 for Sunday’s GP.

Perez was climbing the ladder and he was in 10th place, but his journey in the Great White North ended at Turn 8. The mysterious issue was none other than a gearbox issue. It would be an understatement to say it was a heartbreaking loss, especially as the alpha Max Verstappen rode off in the sunset.

The Red Bull driver even felt like there was a lot of potential wasted on Sunday. Per Formula 1, “I had finally got Daniel Riccardio in the McLaren out of the DRS zone, and it should have been a race where I could have worked my way through the field, so it’s a big shame. I felt like I had plenty of potential in my race to make up a lot of places and recover good points.”

Perez feels gutted, but he recognizes that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Per Race Fans, he expressed, “A zero when you’re fighting for the championship is very costly. But it’s still a very long championship and today hurts a lot so I want to forget about today.” All in all, it’s clear that Perez will focus on getting his second win on the season and get closer to Max Verstappen at the British GP.

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