Sergio Perez admitted he is struggling more at Silverstone than at other tracks after suffering a spin which left him last on the grid for tomorrow’s race.
“Getting out of the corner, [I was] already picking up quite a lot of throttle, and I think I got caught out with the dirty air,” said Perez. “I became a passenger basically, really early in the corner.”
Perez said he’s typically been able to improve him performance between Friday and Saturday but hasn’t made his usual gains at Silverstone.
“It’s been difficult from a Friday point of view,” he said, “but I think the pace has been there from Saturday and Sunday in terms of like, for example, in Austria one or Austria two everything would have looked very different without the incidents.
“Probably here is a place that we’ve been struggling the most. I did struggle a lot with the dirty air today. I don’t know if that’s related to lighter fuel load starting or something like that but I did struggle with the dirty air at the start of the race.”
After his spin, Perez said he had no realistic chance to improve his starting position. “It was set, I think,” he said. “We basically had a bit too much vibration on the tyres from the spin and it was pretty much it.”
His team called him into the pits on the final lap. “We thought there wasn’t much to gain so we preferred to retire the car,” Perez explained.
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