Sergio Perez dubbed his qualifying for the 2022 Mexico Metropolis Grand Prix a complete mess after he was solely in a position to muster fourth in entrance of his residence crowds.
Perez suffered a setback to his hopes of turning into the primary Mexican Components 1 driver to win his residence grand prix when he certified fourth on Saturday with Crimson Bull group mate Max Verstappen on pole place.
Double World Champion Verstappen, chasing a file 14th win in a single season and a profession fourth in Mexico, has the Mercedes pair of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton between him and Perez.
“It was a multitude, a complete mess. We had this electrical subject from the start,” Perez advised reporters concerning the session on the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
“If I look again at my quali, I used to be almost knocked out (of the session) in Q1 and Q2 (the primary and second phases). I had no reference to progress, I had no lap instances. Generally I couldn’t determine the place I used to be with my brake stability both.
It’s not the worst factor although
“On the finish I feel P4 shouldn’t be the worst however we might have been quite a bit increased than we have been.”
Perez stated he had an issue with the drag discount system within the first part, nevertheless it got here again later and he was not apprehensive for Sunday’s race.
“Clearly if there’s a quali that you just need to have the whole lot excellent it’s this one,” stated the Mexican, who completed third at residence final yr with Verstappen successful from third on the grid behind the 2 Mercedes.
Perez has received twice this season and Crimson Bull are chasing their ninth victory in a row and sixteenth of the season. The Mexican is third total within the championship, two factors behind Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.
“I feel there are plenty of issues we will do for tomorrow so we’ll attempt our easiest,” stated Perez.
(Reporting by Janina Nuno Rios, writing by Alan Baldwin)