Spanish GP squad orders have confused Perez

Spanish GP Perez

Sergio Perez was irritated by Red Bull squad orders that cost him moment in the race for the Spanish Grand Prix triumph.

Spanish GP Perez

Sergio Perez was taken aback when he was not permitted to pass colleague Max Verstappen in the Spanish Grand Prix so in order to optimize his individual tyre strategy.

Due to mistakes by Verstappen and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz, the Red Bull racer found himself in a surprising tussle for the race lead.

In the latter moments of the event, the Mexican was told not to battle Verstappen, who was rebounding from a previous off-track incident.

Despite missing out on the victory, Perez expressed his satisfaction with his maiden podium finish at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

“I’m extremely happy to be on the podium for the first time in the Spanish Grand Prix,” Perez commented.

“I think it was close [between me and Verstappen], but I think it’s a great team result and I’m happy for that.”

Perez had hoped to get approval to overtake Verstappen

To overtake the speedy Mercedes of George Russell, the Red Bull crew decided to separate Perez and Verstappen’s strategy.

After his pit stop, Perez was obliged to sit behind Verstappen and wait for his teammate to pass Russell.

Perez expressed his displeasure over the team radio, saying that he considered this was a major role in his squad’s inability to contend for the championship.

“Yeah, we were on different tyre strategies at the time,” added Perez.

“I let Max by in the beginning and then I thought that I could go by [later in the race] and not lose crucial seconds to make my strategy work. But, it’s a good team result.”

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