Perez: I wanted to hit the gas early and then …
Sergio Perez explains how his accident in the porter basket before the entrance to the tunnel in Monaco happened:
“Turn 8 was pretty hard for me in qualifying, so I tried to anticipate and hit the throttle early. But when I got on the throttle, I didn’t feel any grip on the rear tires. I felt a little bit with it playing until I lost it.”
He was “surprised that Carlos [Sainz] hit me, “Perez continued. But he does not blame the Ferrari driver.” It’s Monaco, “says Perez. He only regrets that he had not had another chance for a quick lap.” I think we would have had more pace. “says Perez.
Red Bulls hope: Rain in the race
Red Bull has a clear idea of how Sunday in Monaco should go: Helmut Marko wants rain, and that is exactly what has been announced. “There’s Max [Verstappen] his own bank, “says the former Formula 1 driver.” And then you can just try strategy. “
However, Marko generally assumes that he will be better placed over the distance than at the end of Barcelona: “I think that with these setup changes that we have now made, we are closer.”
Verstappen himself states that he wants to do another rain dance. Reason: “Of course I need it now.” He only consumes P4 on the start schedule.
Verstappen: Ferrari was ‘simply too strong’
Could Max Verstappen still have captured the Ferrari with his last flying lap? Verstappen himself doubts: “I think the Ferrari was too strong with Charles [Leclerc] naturally. And then there was still a second place left and I think we were well on our way to a second place because of Checo [Perez] was slower, Carlos [Sainz] was not much faster either, and I was already two or three tenths faster. “The red phase shortly before the end deprived him of the opportunity to improve again.
And Helmut Marko believes: Verstappen could have beaten Leclerc: “Until the incident, we were three tenths ahead. That means we were on an equal footing with Leclerc.” In the last lap, Verstappen turned off the “uncertainty of braking” in front of curve 1 and therefore drove much better than before. After the events, however, he did not finish the round. “That’s why,” says Marko, “he’s not exactly in the best of moods.”
Marko om Perez: “Uheld”
Red Bulls sporting director Helmut Marko does not blame Sergio Perez for leaving the qualifiers. His driver was “simply too fast” at that point and was then “with the rear end [in die Banden] cracked. “Marko’s conclusion:” Accident, but it’s Monte Carlo. “
The car “looks bad,” Perez says
Red Bull driver Sergio Perez fears for his place on the net for the Monaco Grand Prix because his car was badly damaged in the incident in Q3.
O-Ton Perez: “It certainly looks pretty bad on the back and what made it worse was Carlos’ goal [Sainz]. The car is quite damaged, but we’ll see. ”At this point, he assumes it will be“ okay ”on Sunday.
He himself is “nice”, Perez assures.
Sainz in detail: I still braked, but …
Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz has just commented in more detail on the scene in the entrance curve to the tunnel. Here is his opinion:
“I came out of a blind corner. You go through turn 7, flat out, and then I saw a yellow flag on the left. I knew right away that the car in front of me crashed, but you can not see where it crashed “You’re driving around and you do not know where he’s going to be.”
He “simply braked and tried to drive the curve radius as tight as possible,” Sainz explains. “But just as I was about to get past him, I hit the brake a little harder and hit his rear end with my rear end. If I had saved it, it would have been a pretty bold rescue, because I actually did not have time. do it intercept. “
His conclusion: “Such a thing happens in Monaco.”
Qualifying image highlights
The first pictures of the Formula 1 qualification in Monaco are pouring into the picture gallery, and we are constantly uploading new motifs. So it’s best to take a look right now: The first jubilant photos of Charles Leclerc in Parc ferme are already here …
Leclerc scene on the scales: punishment?
Red Bulls sporting director Helmut Marko states in his TV interviews that there may be a penalty for Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc because he initially drove past the FIA weight.
Ferrari sports director Laurent Mekies sees it very differently and explains on the question ‘Sky’: “Charles stopped 15, 20 meters later. We talked to the FIA. Then they said: Just push the car back. There’s no problem.”
In other words: Ferrari has corrected Leclerc’s mistake by acting fast – without first getting into trouble with the car. So there will be no punishment.
Ferrari: Damage to the Sainz car is still unclear
Ferrari sporting director Laurent Mekies can not yet estimate how much of Carlos Sainz’s vehicle broke down in the accident with Sergio Perez at the end of qualifying.
On ‘Sky’ he said: “We have to see that. First of all it was important to us that Carlos is okay. It could have been different. We want to take a look at what happens to the car in a moment.”
Sainz explains: That was why the accident happened
This is how the accident at the end of Q3 went from Carlos Sainz’s point of view: “Perez crashed in front of me. I was on my fast lap. I only saw the yellow flag in turn 8, braked and could not get past. Him.”
Without the crash and with a free throw in the end, it could have been enough for the front, Sainz says. He says: “I think the pace was good and I felt good in the car.” As it is, it’s P2 online behind Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc.
Ralf Schumacher also agrees with Sainz in the analysis of ‘Sky’. His impression: The yellow flags may have appeared too late after the Perez departure, Sainz was not warned in time.
Why Sainz collided with Verstappen
In an initial reaction on the radio, Carlos Sainz explained how he saw the crash with Sergio Perez: “I saw the yellow flags too late.”
First, Perez flew off in the porter basket and hit the back left. Shortly afterwards, Sainz also turned away at the same place and hit the right front wheel on Perez’s standing Red Bull Stage will be a topic in the YouTube livestream with Christian Nimmervoll and Kevin Scheuren from 20.00 – with a guarantee that the two will start at the Champions League final is finished their show!
Accident in qualifying, session ends under red!
An accident ends the Formula 1 qualifier in Monaco: Red Bulls Sergio Perez got off in the porter basket before the tunnel and Carlos Sainz in the Ferrari crashed into him. One thing is for sure: Charles Leclerc in the other Ferrari is in pole position in his home race.
After the first attempt in Q3: Leclerc leads!
Charles Leclerc has lived up to his role as a favorite so far: In the first attempt in Q3, he achieved 1: 11,376 minutes, the best time so far this weekend. Thus, he leads before the final attempts in qualifying in Monaco.
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Q2: Vettel enters the top 10
Sebastian Vettel is in the top 10 in the Monaco qualifiers with his Aston Martin AMR22. Vettel qualified for the final segment of P8 in Q2. The best time of 1: 11.864 minutes went to Charles Leclerc in the Ferrari F1-75.
On the other hand, Mick Schumacher in Haas VF-22 is no longer there after P15 in Q2. Current information about the further course of the qualification can be found in the session’s live ticker!
Accident in Ferrari
Charles Leclerc was called to the FIA weight in Q2, but drove right past it in the pitlane. Luckily for him, Ferrari responded well: Leclerc was asked to park the car so the mechanics could drive him back to the weight. So he should have escaped punishment.
Perez is fast – and improvises
Sergio Perez is also fast in Q2, but also forced to improvise: At the Tabac corner, he just fishes a piece of plastic from his car’s halo, then he drives on.
Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton complained about the temperature on his rear tire.
There are six minutes left of Q2.
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