Sergio Perez crashes out of shape in additional woe for Red Bull driver

Sergio Perez’s torrid run of kind continued on the Hungarian Grand Prix after he crashed out of a rain-hit opening apply.

George Russell led the way in which within the moist circumstances for Mercedes on the Hungaroring, 0.359 seconds away from McLaren’s Oscar Piastri, with Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll third and Lando Norris fourth.

Only 13 of the 20-strong discipline posted a aggressive lap, with championship chief Max Verstappen and seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton not risking the potential for injury.

The first one-hour working of the weekend was nonetheless dry, and barely a couple of minutes outdated, when Perez misplaced management of his Red Bull and ended up within the wall.

The Mexican put two wheels on the grass beneath braking for the fifth nook, sending him right into a pirouette and into the tyre barrier.

Perez was unhurt within the accident however he sustained vital injury to the entrance of his machine.

Perez is beneath growing stress at Red Bull following 5 consecutive qualifying classes by which he has did not make it into Q3. On every of these events, Verstappen has scored pole place within the different Red Bull.

Indeed, Verstappen, who has gained eight of the opening 10 rounds and 6 in succession, has already moved 99 factors away from his struggling team-mate.

Sergio Perez ended up within the wall after a mistake in apply


Daniel Ricciardo’s comeback at Red Bull’s junior group AlphaTauri can also be prone to be taking part in on Perez’s thoughts, with the Australian admitting he’s daring to dream about the potential for a return to the grid’s all-conquering group.

For now, Ricciardo has a dozen races to show his credentials. However, the eight-time grand prix winner was amongst those that elected to not set a timed lap on Friday.

The pink flags have been deployed to take care of Perez’s stricken automobile after which the rain arrived. The slippery circumstances caught out Carlos Sainz after he misplaced management of his Ferrari on the exit of flip three.

The Spaniard spun throughout the observe and grazed the wall on the alternative aspect of the circuit earlier than turning into caught within the grass.

A second pink flag was required as marshals assisted in serving to Sainz return to the pits with front-wing injury on his scarlet machine.

Friday’s concluding session takes place at 5pm native time (4pm BST).

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