Perez: “Nothing really worked for us” in P8 finish at F1 Singapore GP

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After a disastrous qualifying session for Red Bull Racing, both drivers failed to finish on the podium in Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix, and it saw the record-breaking winning run end.

Still, both drivers managed to score decent points for the team with Max Verstappen P5 and Sergio Perez P8. The Mexican driver had a couple of investigations going on throughout the race, and he later got penalised as well for the contact with Albon.

In addition to that, the timing of the safety car, which was Red Bull’s only hope to potentially get in the fight, was at a horrible time for their hard-medium strategy. Therefore, the two Red Bulls did not have much of a chance.

Singapore wasn’t a race Red Bull expected to dominate, and considering how badly qualifying went, the outcome didn’t surprise Perez at all.

“It was like expected and nothing really worked for us with the safety car timings,” Perez said.

Red Bull is looking forward to getting back on their record-breaking routine and serve a great recovery at this weekend’s challenging roller coaster Suzuka Circuit which is famous for being one of the “fastest and most difficult tracks in the world”.

The Mexican driver was also asked about the two investigations with Albon, one for a pit lane infringement under the VSC and the other one for causing a collision with the Thai.

“With Alex, basically once I launched I had nowhere to go into turn 13, and once he pulled off I just went. I mean it’s always so tricky here to make a move, and then the other one, he kept his position, so I did as well. I don’t think there’s an issue.”

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