“It’s a bit sad leaving the team this way,”- Sergio Perez on his last race disaster for Racing Point, as his engine failure forces him to quit.
Sergio Perez had his last race for Racing Point in Abu Dhabi, but it turned out to be the most unwanted end, as the Mexican driver had to leave the race due to the engine failure in the very first lap.
Which obviously made him end the race at the last position. I lost the fucking engine again,” he told his team as he pulled to a stop. “I am off. I have no power.”
After the race, Perez in a conversation with the Skysports that it was one of the most unpleasing moments for the team, as many shed tears over this unprecedented end.
“It’s a bit sad leaving the team this way,” Perez admitted after the race in an interview with Sky. “But I told my boys, some of them were crying during the end, so I told them you just have to remember what happened last weekend, what happened in the entire season.”
“In the end, it’s a shame that we just missed out in third in the constructors’ championship. I think well done to McLaren, they really deserved that,
“They’ve done a tremendous job with the car that they have. The drivers have delivered weekend after the weekend so well done to them,” he said.
Lost the battle for third against McLaren
Racing Point after a haul at the Sakhir Grand Prix was expected to seal their position at the third place of the Constructors’ championship, but Perez’s exclusion benefitted McLaren.
As an achievable margin was made possible after the McLaren duo carted 18 points from the race, with Lando Norris impressively grabbing the 5th position and Carlos Sainz, who was riding for McLaren for the very last time ended at 6th place.