“I’m getting a little tired of those reliability issues,” regrets Checo Pérez after a weekend to forget. He had to retire on the ninth lap of the Canadian GP for what could be a gearbox failure during the race. Without points, and after going directly into the protection in Q2 of qualifying, it was a Grand Prix that could almost be defined as disastrous for him.
Despite starting in thirteenth position on the grid, it was a good time to approach the domains of Max Verstappen in the world Cup. The Mexican is second in the standings, but increasingly distanced from his teammate. A comeback in Montreal It would have made him add some very valuable points for his goals. He is also missing the chance to add to the constructors’ standings, where Red Bull keep going first.
“Everything went wrong for us this weekend. It hurts, reliability issues continue to hurt us quite a bit. I was totally neutral, I didn’t move at all. a pity had started wellwe had a good strategy and we had everything to recover and fight for the podium,” he told Fox Sport just after finishing the race.
“Dealing with Various Problems”
“Everyone is pushing hard with everything. It probably also has something to do with the new rules,” says the pilot in a statement collected by the RaceFans portal. “Car bounce much moreso you will have to deal with various problems,” he adds.
“You lose precious points,” he maintains, although he will try to get up for the next appointment, at the British Grand Prix. “The championship is still long. It hurts now, so I’ll forget it as soon as possible.”
It seems that ‘Checo’ is beginning to tire of the problems with his car. It is the second time he has had to abandon a race due to a reliability issue.