Red Bull Racing driver, Sergio Perez, finished fourth in the Brazilian Grand Prix, which put him closer to second place in the final standings, but former Formula 1 driver Christijan Albers criticized Perez’s performance as well as the Red Bull team’s strategy.
– Sergio Perez falls short of podium at Brazilian Grand Prix
– Perez faced tough competition with Alonso and Hamilton
– Criticism of Perez’s race performance from Christijan Albers
– Perez’s struggle to match Verstappen’s speed
Sergio Perez had a less than stellar performance during the Brazilian Grand Prix, but despite his lackluster finish, he is one step closer to second place in the final rankings. Former Formula 1 driver and team boss, Christijan Albers, expressed his dissatisfaction with Perez’s performance, while also acknowledging that Red Bull should take some of the responsibility as well. Albers was critical not only of Perez’s performance on the track but also of the team’s approach to the race.
Many anticipated a difficult weekend for Perez, as he failed to progress beyond ninth place in Q3 of qualifying. Albers believed that Red Bull made a mistake by sending out Perez so late, especially when rain was in the forecast. At the race itself, Perez made a valiant effort starting in ninth place and moving up to fourth, but ultimately fell short of the podium.
One of the key criticisms of Perez’s race was his inability to match the speed of his teammate, Max Verstappen. Albers pointed out the significant gap between Perez and Verstappen, stating that “he was 1.1 to 1.2 seconds short [on Max] every lap.” While acknowledging that the team played a role in Perez’s performance, Albers also noted that Perez should have pushed harder. Despite the tough race, Perez is edging closer to the second position in the rankings.