The Mexican Sergio Pérez from the Red Bull Racing F1 team, who started the race as second this Sunday in the Formula One rankings, abandoned the Canadian Grand Prix the ninth of the championship, which takes place at the Gilles Villeneuve circuit in Montreal.
Checo, born 32 years ago in Guadalajara (Jalisco), with three victories and 20 podiums in F1, broke the engine of his car on the ninth of 70 laps to which the race is scheduled and had to abandon it.
In this way, the Mexican pilot broke his streak of three consecutive podium finishes in the Formula 1 championship, after finishing second in the Spanish Grand Prix, winning the Monaco GP and obtaining second place in the Azerbaijan GP.
At the end of the race, Checo Pérez regretted not having contributed points for his team this Sunday, as he was trying to make up places in Montreal after starting 13th, but quickly hit the snag and couldn’t continue.
“I was totally neutral and I wasn’t moving at all. It is a pity to have ordered this day, everything was going very well. We had a good strategy, we had advanced places and I think we had everything to recover and fight for the podium” he told Fox Sports.
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“It’s a shame, everything went wrong this weekend and well, especially today on Sunday, leaving with zero points hurts. The problems continue to harm us a lot and leaving at zero hurts a lot,” he concluded.