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Monaco GP: Sergio Perez crashes and fears damage with "I'm sorry" | Carlos Sainz: I couldn't avoid him

Sergio Perez collided with the barrier on the final flying lap of Q3 and fired a red flag. Carlos Sainz escaped behind Red Bull. Watch the Monaco Grand Prix, F1’s most famous event, live at Sky Sports F1. The race on Sunday is 2:00 pm and the buildup is 12:30 pm.

Last updated: 28/05/22 8:13 pm

Perez lost his rear on a flying lap, slipped into the wall, sealed Leclerc's pole position, and Carlos Sainz crashed into a parked Red Bull.

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Perez lost his rear on a flying lap, slipped into the wall, sealed Leclerc’s pole position, and Carlos Sainz crashed into a parked Red Bull.

Perez lost his rear on a flying lap, slipped into the wall, sealed Leclerc’s pole position, and Carlos Sainz crashed into a parked Red Bull.

Sergio Perez apologizes to Red Bull for his late crash in the Monaco Grand Prix qualifying and hopes his car will be repaired after the strange Carlos Sainz shunt.

After exchanging time with Charles Leclerc in the final practice session earlier that day, Perez seems confident he can compete for Paul, the final flying of the third quarter to improve his time in third place. I went to lap.

However, in the middle of the lap, Perez lost control of the rear at Portier, slipped into the barrier, prompting the Yellow Flag, which was too late for Sainz to react completely, and Ferrari shunted behind Red Bull to add to the damage. increase.

Perez was clearly disappointed with how the qualifying session unfolded and urgently repaired his car in time for Sunday’s Grand Prix, where his team started in front of second-row teammate Max Verstappen. I’m afraid I have to.

Perez says cold tires were involved in causing his crash that brought a premature end to the Monaco Grand Prix qualifying.

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Perez says cold tires were involved in causing his crash that brought a premature end to the Monaco Grand Prix qualifying.

Perez says cold tires were involved in causing his crash that brought a premature end to the Monaco Grand Prix qualifying.

“Importantly, we knew that the P3 we were there had a very solid foundation and would attack every lap,” Perez said.

“But in the third quarter when it became a problem, with my last stint and last lap, it was very poor.

“People didn’t respect the Delta and I ended up with a +4 second time delta, lagging behind one of the Ferraris.

“The rear tires were on the cold side and I lost most of them on turn one, but I was on track to eight. I thought I might be back in the second and third sectors.

“Turn 8 was one of the corners I lost the most, so I predicted the corner and tried to get back to the throttle early. As soon as I touched the throttle, I became a passenger.

“I’m really disappointed that way. I’m very sorry that the boys have a long night tonight, but we’re still in a good position and hope to get a lot of points tomorrow.

“Especially when Sainz attacked, it looked bad. It was only on the back side, but now it’s also on the right front, so it’s not ideal.

“Sure, the back looked bad. What was worse was the blow from Carlos, which caused a lot of damage. I’ll look at it now. It’ll be okay tomorrow.”

Carlos Sainz: I did everything I could

A yellow flag was waving after Perez’s crash, but Sainz immediately stopped a proposal that could be held liable for hitting Red Bull’s back.

Carlos Sainz says he did everything he could to avoid slipping into Sergio Perez's crashed Red Bull at the end of the third quarter.

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Carlos Sainz says he did everything he could to avoid slipping into Sergio Perez’s crashed Red Bull at the end of the third quarter.

Carlos Sainz says he did everything he could to avoid slipping into Sergio Perez’s crashed Red Bull at the end of the third quarter.

“No, I think I’m an F1 driver. I have pretty good reflexes and I did everything I could to avoid the crash,” Sainz said.

“The yellow flag is on the far left and you’re pointing to the right, so you don’t even have time to look at it. On top of that, you don’t even have time to actually react to the slow yellow flag I had.

“I’m surprised that this is really even a question. I’ve done my best to avoid a crash, so I shouldn’t be seen.”

Monaco GP Qualifying: Top 10

1) Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
2) Carlos Sainz, Ferrari
3) Sergio Perez, Red Bull
4) Max Verstappen, Red Bull
5) Lando Norris, McLaren
6) George Russell, Mercedes
7) Fernando Alonso, Alpine
8) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
9) Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin
10) Esteban Ocon, Alpine

Despite the dramatic scene at the end of qualifying, the Ferrari man is the second most confident on the grid and believes he would have been fighting poles with his teammate Leclerc if there hadn’t been a collision. ..

He added: “Yeah, it’s been a great accumulation throughout the qualifying up to the third quarter, and congratulations to the team and Charles for their excellent results.

“But at the same time, it was a shame that it was a counted lap, because in the third quarter we had to overtake Mercedes on a push lap and only ran one lap, so the air was pretty dirty. Because there was.

“So I felt a lot about doing the two in Q3, but that’s what it is.

“Monaco is difficult and a little disappointing what happened today, but we accept it.”

Sky Sports F1 Complete TV Schedule

All Monaco Grand Prix are live and exclusive at Sky Sports F1, but viewers will also be exposed to the world-famous Indianapolis 500 on Sunday night.

May 29 (Sun)
8.45am: F2 Feature Race
12:30 pm: Grand Prix Sunday: Monaco GP Buildup *
2:00 pm: Monaco Grand Prix *
4:00 pm: Checkers Flag: Monaco
5 pm: Ted’s notebook
6:00 pm: Monaco GP Highlights
7:00 pm: Indianapolis 500

* Simultaneous broadcasting of Sky Sports main event

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