F1 – Another missed pit stop for the Red Bull team | F1only.fr

Once again, the team Red Bull Racing lost a considerable amount of time during a pit stop this weekend at the Russian Grand Prix, and this time it was in Sergio Perez’s car that the fate was fierce.

On the 35th lap of the race this Sunday in Sochi, Sergio Perez stopped to put on the Mediums tires on his car after having completed a long stint in hard rubber from the start. Unfortunately for the Mexican, the mechanic in charge of the right rear wheel failed to remove the right rear wheel, causing Perez to lose considerable time in the pit lane with a stop that lasted a total of 9 seconds.

Provisional leader before his stoppage, Sergio Perez will come out of the pit lane in fifth place, but the Red Bull driver has managed to recover to occupy third place at one point in this Russian Grand Prix. The Mexican will finally cross the finish line in ninth position.

« We were on our way to a great result with a podium within our grasp on pure merit and despite a slow pit stop we still managed to climb to third place at one point, but sometimes that’s how it is. runs the race. “ Perez said.

« The issue with the stopping was not human error and I spoke with my post-race refueling team to check they were okay because we are obviously all disappointed. “

« As a team, we still leave with a lot of points and yes, it’s frustrating for me, but I feel like I have withdrawn from the car so much that I just want one thing. ” be in Turkey in two weeks [prochaine course de la saison]. »

Coincidence or not, since the introduction by the FIA ​​of a new directive (read here) Regarding the pit stops from the Belgian Grand Prix onwards, the Red Bull team encountered a problem during their stops in Italy on the Verstappen single-seater and in Russia on the Perez single-seater.

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Team principal Christian Horner made it clear that the missed pit stop at the Italian Grand Prix on the Verstappen single-seater was due to this new directive introduced by the FIA ​​one race earlier: “ IThere was a rare human error in our pit stop, due to the new technical directive, but nonetheless it is something we need to learn from. »Declared the Briton after the Italian Grand Prix.

Regarding the problem that slowed down Sergio Perez in the pit lane in Sochi this Sunday, the investigation is still ongoing and the Red Bull team should quickly communicate on this point.

Russian GP classification

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