Sergio Perez: While there is no certainty about the tiresApril 14, 2019
Sergio Perez qualified 12th in Shanghai and was pleased with his result, and Lance Stroll dropped out for the seventh time in a row in the first part of the qualification …
Sergio Perez: “12th place is a good result, less than one tenth was not enough for me to reach the final, so given the speed deficit in training, I can be pleased with my performance.
With a perfect circle, I could get through to the finals, but the increased wind made this task more difficult. The fight in the middle group is very tight, and if your circle is not perfect, you lose your position. I would prefer to start the 11th, but this position is not bad either.
There is no certainty on which tires it is better to start on – Medium or Soft. Together with the engineers, we will analyze everything and make a decision. We will be able to choose the optimal composition of rubber for the start, so with a good strategy there are chances to earn points. “
Lance Stroll (16th): “I’m upset. I didn’t get the most out of the car and obviously could have worked better. The car did not behave 100% the way I wanted, I was wrong on the fast lap, having lost a few tenths, but with such a tight struggle, such a loss immediately throws you back.
However, the race pace is not bad, so tomorrow we should look better, but we need to work hard to achieve more on Saturday.
In Australia, I started the 16th and finished the race with the ninth, maybe it will be possible here – there are no reasons for panic. I usually start well, tomorrow there is a chance to win. “
Andy Green, Technical Director: “In the morning we adjusted the machine settings, making progress, but the duration of the morning workout was shortened due to an accident.
Lance was unable to cleanly pass the circle in the first session and dropped out of the fight. As we have seen in Melbourne and Bahrain, the loss of a tenth in one or another turn can seriously affect the starting position.
Sergio worked without errors and tomorrow starts the 12th, which gives several promising strategy options. Earn points is not easy, but we will fight. ”
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