Perez laments Q2 error

By on Saturday, September 8, 2012

Photo Credit: Sauber F1 Team

Sergio Perez was left frustrated after a communications error in the second part of qualifying.

The Sauber driver failed to make it through to the third segment after following too closely to Bruno Senna.

"We knew it would be tight to make it into the top ten today, but I was fighting hard. We have improved the car quite a lot since Friday, but we are clearly not as quick here as we were in Belgium", said the Mexican.

"On my last attempt in Q2 unfortunately I was driving too close behind Bruno Senna and could not improve my lap time. I lost two tenths of a second in the first sector. I didn’t want to back off to make a bigger gap because I didn’t want to compromise the warm up of my tyres."

Given the C31's ability to nurse tyres beyond their life expectancy, Perez could be in for a tough race.

"The tyre compounds here are quite similar and we don’t expect high degradation, but in the end, given the high temperatures, you never really know. I am very optimistic about scoring good points here in tomorrow’s race"

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