Another, at least partial, empty passage for Sergio Perez in qualifying. The Mexican driver, who has a weak point in the flying lap, finished this session on Friday evening in fifth place. In front of him not only the two Mercedes and teammate Vestappen, but also the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc. Checo actually managed to stay ahead of the Monegasque dressed in red with his last attempt, but to hit that time he went beyond the limits of the track, causing the inevitable intervention of the Race Direction, which canceled his time.
2021 British GP Sprint Qualification: the starting grid
“I went wide at turn 15 e my best time was canceled, which is a bit of a shame – Perez acknowledged – but these are the rules and luckily I only lost one position. Fourth place would have been a bit better, but we still have the sprint race to get higher on the grid on Sunday. So there is still a lot to play. We improved the car a lot over the course of the day, but I found a bit of a difference in balance at the end of Q3 and couldn’t get the most out of the car. Can’t wait for tomorrow – concluded the Mexican – it will be interesting to see what happens with the new format and how much progress we will be able to make in that race “.