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Perez “f***** up” touching slippery white line as spin leaves him 19th · RaceFans

Sergio Perez, Red Bull, Silverstone, 2024

Sergio Perez accepted blame for the error which put him out of qualifying and left him on the back row of the grid for the British Grand Prix.

The Red Bull driver spun into a gravel trap at Copse corner during Q1 and was unable to rejoin. He was tackling the corner for the first time after switching to slick tyres as the damp track dried out.

“It seemed to be quite wet on the entry and on the white line it was quite slippery,” he said in response to a question from RaceFans. “Unfortunately, I was the first one probably to go through that corner on a slick tyre.

“Cold tyres, so everything combined, it was the result. I think people went out probably 20 minutes after and still it was a tricky corner. But anyway, I put my hand up because I fucked up today and tomorrow is anything.”

His team mate Max Verstappen went off at the same corner after the session restarted, as did Nico Hulkenberg.

Perez said he was unable to get out of the gravel trap he spun into due to the amount of water which had sunk into the run-off area during the persistent showers at Silverstone.

“It was completely sunk [with] water outside of the track, so I just ended up going into the gravel,” he said. “I couldn’t stop the car, I couldn’t go straight. Very unfortunate incident.”

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Despite signing a contract extension with Red Bull earlier this year, Perez’s future has been the subject of fresh speculation as his poor haul of points in recent races is jeopardising his team’s constructors’ championship lead. However he insisted any questions over his future has “nothing to do with” his performance.

“I’m fully focussed on my job. I’m fully focussed on getting the performance out of myself, the form that I know what I can be.

“Yesterday we had a very positive day. Things were looking in the right direction. So head down and it’s a matter of time before we can turn around this situation.”

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