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Sergio Perez of Mexico and Oracle Red Bull Racing prepares to drive in the garage during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Australia

“It was the same ****** issue again”: Sergio Perez’s nightmare Saturday comes to a tragic end as he runs into the gravel in qualifying

Red Bull driver Sergio Perez's race weekend at the ongoing F1 Australian GP went from bad to worse as he went out of Q1 after beaching his RB19 in the gravel at the Albert Park Circuit.

The winner of the Saudi Arabian GP last time out, Perez, has not gotten to grips with the track this season and was seen going off in the gravel during the practice sessions ahead of qualifying as well. However, his trip to the gravels in Turn 3 in Q1 proved to be costly and sent him out of the session.


Sergio Perez was too eager to set a lap time in a frantic Q1 session with all the drivers trying to get a lap in the session with the threat of rain looming in. The Mexican was frustrated with his car and expressed his feelings over the radio.

He said:

"We need to solve that issue man. It was the same **** issue again."

Post Checo's skirmish, the session was red-flagged as his RB19 was taken from the gravels.

"Seems like a skill issue to me" - F1 fans give their verdict on Sergio Perez's Q1 exit


F1 fans were not pleased with the Red Bull driver's inability to challenge his world champion teammate Max Verstappen in Melbourne after his Q1 exit.

One fan even mentioned that the issue wasn't with Perez's car but his skillset, saying:

"Seems like a skill issue to me"
@formularacers_ seems like skill issue to me

Here are some more reactions:

@formularacers_ He should leave so Danny ric can drive
@formularacers_ They sabotaged him cause Max’s feelings got hurt
@formularacers_ Well, lets see if he can manage to work his way through the field like Max did in Jeddah. Any bets?
Sergio Perez in the mud
I hate you @redbullracing I said at the end of last race, Red Bull was going to mess up with Checo's car, just like last year after his first win, his car started failing. Did Jos pressured you f*u c k3rs again????#ChecoPérez #checo #SergioPerez #verstappenMafia

It would be fascinating to see if Sergio Perez can recover tomorrow and make his way up the grid from the back of the grid, starting P20. The mistake will not only damage his chances of winning a maiden race in Australia but might also put a dent in his championship aspirations.

The momentum has now shifted back towards the reigning double world champion Verstappen, who will be Red Bull's only hope for a pole position for tomorrow's race.

Edited by
Diptanil Roy
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