“Checo” Pérez without rhythm in the first free practice sessions of the Monaco Grand Prix – La Opinion

“Checo” Pérez without rhythm in the first free practice sessions of the Monaco Grand Prix – La Opinion


The first sensations of Sergio “Checo” Pérez in free practice for the Monaco Grand Prix are not the best. The Mexican appeared this Friday without rhythm in the first two practice sessions with a view to Sunday’s race.

The driver of the Red Bull team, who came from a weekend to forget at the Emilia Romanga Grand Prixdid not have the expected performance at the end of the day with the eighth best time of the second session that was dominated by the local, Charles Leclerc of Ferrari.

In the first round, the man from Guadalajara did not have good luck either, finishing in 12th place, one behind his teammate, Max Verstappen which has not lived up to expectations either. In this first session the best was the British Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton.

The Mexican Sergio "Czech" Pérez during a moment of the first free practices of the Monaco Grand Prix.
The Mexican driver Sergio “Checo” Pérez during a moment of the first free practices of the Monaco Grand Prix held this Friday at the Monte Carlo street circuit.
Credit: Luca Bruno | AP

For the second consecutive weekend “Checo” Pérez has problems finding the ideal configuration of his RB20, which was evident in the first two training sessions. Looking ahead to this Saturday’s classification there is a lot of work within the energy drink team.

At one point in the session, the Mexican driver told his racing team Red Bull on the radio about the problems he was having with his car. “Incredible guys, the front is uncontrollable”At one point, “Checo” Pérez was heard commenting on his situation on the track.

But it was not only Sergio “Checo” Pérez who spoke about its drawbacks. The three-time world champion, Max Verstappen, also gave him feedback over the radio during the second session in which he finished with the fourth best time behind the Spanish Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin).

Sergio "Czech" Pérez sitting on a yacht before getting into his RB20 for the first free practice session of the Monaco Grand Prix.
The Mexican Sergio “Checo” Pérez was seen sitting in a boat before arriving at the Red Bull garage for what would be the first free practice session of the Monaco Grand Prix.
Credit: Luca Bruno | AP

“I’m jumping like a kangaroo, so much so that my head is already hurting. “It’s crazy.”The Dutchman commented in the radio broadcast that he will try this Saturday to continue extending his good streak in the classifications by trying to take his ninth consecutive pole position.

In the case of the leader of the driver classification in 2024, he could not have the expected pace with the soft tires although he was able to improve significantly in the second session. These results are beginning to generate concern in Red Bull, which is beginning to see how the other teams are approaching it.

The Monaco Grand Prix, the eighth race on this season’s Formula 1 calendar, will be a good opportunity for the Austrians to try to maintain their dominance under the guidance of Max Verstappen, although Charles Leclerc, at the helm of his Ferrari, has everything at his disposal. favor to put them in trouble.

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