‘Checo’ Pérez, sanctioned with three places on the Montmeló grid


The Mexican Formula 1 driver Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) was sanctioned this Monday with three places on the starting grid of the Spanish Grand Prix, the tenth round of the calendar at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, for riding in the Canadian GP in his returned to the pits with a “significantly damaged car.”

In Montreal, Pérez spun on lap 53 of the race and damaged his rear wing when he collided with the protections, in an incident also caused by wet areas on the track. The Mexican returned to the pit lane with the rear wing hanging, a fact that led to his sanction.

After being summoned by the stewards after the race in Montreal, he received a three-place grid penalty for the Spanish GP, this weekend in Montmeló, for continuing that lap back to the pits with a “significantly damaged car.” “which “lost several pieces of carbon fiber.”

Red Bull was also fined 25,000 euros for the incident, with the team confirming in the post-race hearing that Perez had been advised to take the car back to the pits as they were trying to avoid a Safety Car, with his teammate team Max Verstappen leading the race.

The Mexican ‘celebrated’ his two-year renewal with the energy drink team with a nightmare weekend, to link two Grand Prix without scoring consecutively, after being forced to retire in Monaco.

“I made a mistake going into Turn 6, I touched the wet patch and once you do that it’s game over, and unfortunately that’s what happened. A very tough weekend, but I think there’s a lot of season ahead of us.” and we will be as before,” the driver said about the incident on the F1 website.