Sport: Helmut Marko: Perez is currently "too far from Max"

Perez admits feeling ‘not very comfortable’ with RB18

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Red-Bull-Sportchef Helmut Marko mit Formel-1-Fahrer Sergio Perez 2022 © Motorsport Images Red Bull Sports Director Helmut Marko with Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez 2022

"The summer hole is not yet there, but he seems to be in that to have already fallen. " This is how Red Bull sports director Helmut Marko at 'Sky' evaluates the current appearance of Sergio Perez in Formula 1. Because for his taste the Mexican is "currently too far from Max [Verstappen]". And that was also no different in the qualifying for the Grand Prix ( the race here in the Formula 1 live ticker! ).

Because while Verstappen with the Red Bull RB18 moved into Q3 effortlessly, Perez already failed in the sister car in the second segment of qualifying. However, not only from his own fault: At first a lap time was revoked due to a track lime violation in curve 5, a little later was returned. But that didn't help: Perez left eleventh.

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He himself speaks of a "chaotic" qualifying in which a lot went wrong for him. "In the end I missed Q3 by a few hundredths, but only because I ran up to Kevin [Magnussen] in front of curve 2. That cost me a few tenths," says Perez. And 0.071 seconds decidedly get on or fly out.

Perez criticizes the surveillance of the Track Limits

. Perez also circles the sports commissioner, who in the meantime had deleted his 1: 18,516 minutes. Therefore, Perez is a devastating judgment on the procedure for monitoring the track limits: "I think the system does not get it. We have to look at it and think about how we can do it better so that there is more consistency."

the latter now also demands Marko, but from Perez. Because the distance between the two drivers of his team is too big for the taste of the Red Bull sports director. "We have to sit down there," says Marko.

Max Verstappen 'lucky' with Red Bull problems at Hungarian GP even though penalty likely

  Max Verstappen 'lucky' with Red Bull problems at Hungarian GP even though penalty likely MAX VERSTAPPEN suffered a power failure with seconds remaining in qualifying.Red Bull's failure meant Verstappen was unable to do a final lap in qualifying meaning he will start tenth for the race.

In fact, Perez had started the 2022 season almost at eye level, was three times ahead of the teammate in qualifying and usually only up to three and a half tenths of a second until the eighth race in Baku. Since Montreal, however, Perez was only in Le Castellet on Verstappen, more than 0.5 seconds were missing in the other qualifications. (Call more details in the teammate comparison!)

No more set-up experiments for Perez

The Perez is putting Perez into a "difficult situation" for the Grands Prix on Sunday, says Marko. Also since Montreal, the Mexican started in three out of five cases outside the top 10, was therefore forced to catch up and no help in the fight against Ferrari. For these reasons,

wants to ban or at least restrict Set-Up experiments in the future. Perez should "stick to Max 'car again in the vote," he says.

The expectations of Perez are then that he must "be there from the first training session". Because "If you are gone for a second in the first training session, you will no longer get it on" on a weekend, says Marko.

something similar occurred in "certain races" last year, the Red Bull sports director continues. He is therefore confident of creating the trend reversal with Perez. Because: "We got it away last year, so we have to see that it is a bit."

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