Checo Pérez receives a sanction and will leave several places behind in the Australian GP – La Opinion

Checo Pérez receives a sanction and will leave several places behind in the Australian GP – La Opinion


The Mexican Sergio Checo Pérez (Red Bull), second in the Formula 1 championship, will not start in the third place he had achieved in the classification after being penalized with three places in the Australian Grand Prix.

The third race of the season will have the Mexican driver starting in sixth place at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne.

Why did Checo Pérez receive the three-place penalty?

The Mexican received the sanction for having disturbed the German Nico Hülkenberg (Haas) “in turn 13” during Q1the first round of qualifying, as announced, in a statement made public in Albert Park this Saturday, by the stewards of the FIA ​​(International Automobile Federation).

The sanction of the Mexican from Red Bull implies, obviously, that the three drivers classified immediately behind him advance one place on the grid.

The Englishman Lando Norris (McLaren) will start third, while the Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) and the Australian Oscar Piastri, the former’s teammate, will do so from fourth and fifth place, respectively.

“My first sector was not great, especially the first corner; In that combination in the first sector I did not get it right. And there I could have lost a tenth; or a tenth and a half,” he added after finishing his classification.

“But I’m happy, because it has been a good progression throughout the entire weekend; and I think we have the fight with the Ferraris in our hands. With Ferrari and with the rest of the grid, because it seems that the degradation (of the tires) is going to be very high,” said the brave driver from Guadalajara, with six victories and 37 podiums in the premier category.

This is how the Melbourne GP classification turned out

The Dutchman Max Verstappen, leader of the Formula One World Championship, will start first this Sunday at the Australian Grand Prix, the third of the year, which is held at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne; where the Spanish Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) and Lando Norris will start from third place.

On the second row, Charles Leclerc will start fourth, Norris’s teammate Oscar Piastri will start fifth and Checo Pérez will start sixth after his suspension.

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