“I think it was too much over the limit”– Sergio Perez speaks on Max Verstappen’s crash in the initial phase of the race at Silverstone.
After going through a red-hot form, Red Bull finally got halted at Silverstone, as Max Verstappen obtained a DNF, and Sergio Perez finished P16 in the race, giving nil to the Milton-Keynes-based team.
Perez then talked about his teammate Max Verstappen’s clash with Lewis Hamilton, which led to the Dutchman’s exit from the race in the very beginning.
“It was difficult today. This was a bad day for the team, and actually, the whole weekend didn’t go so well. I want to come back strong next race,” said Perez to Ziggo Sport.
“We need to get back to fighting for the positions we normally fight for. “I saw the incident, and I’m glad Max is okay; that’s the most important thing today.”
He points to Hamilton as the culprit in the incident, as does the race committee. “I think it was too much over the limit, they were fighting very close.”
“Very unfortunate, because it was an incident at very high speed. Again, the important thing is that Max is okay.”
Max Verstappen on thin ice
Verstappen’s lead in the championship race has drastically come down to an eight-point difference against Max Verstappen, considering before today, it stood at 33 points.
The next Grand Prix is in Hungary, where it would be crucial for Red Bull to bag a win and conserve both the drivers’ championship and constructors championship.
— Thomas Maher (@thomasmaheronf1) July 18, 2021
It would be interesting to see if there’s going to be more hostility like this between Verstappen and hamilton in the following races this season.