F1 »

Perez crashes out of Q1

Sergio Perez was the big name casualty in opening qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix.
For the second year in succession, Sergio Perez was bitten by qualifying in Monaco but, while not as serious as the accident that left him in hospital in 2011, the Mexican will be forced to start from the back of the grid after failing to post a time.

The Sauber driver's first Q1 exit since graduating to the top flight came as he headed into the Swimming Pool section, after appearing to get his line fractionally wrong. The Sauber hit the outside barrier with his left front corner, before then losing the rear on the same side as that too slapped the wall. Conspiracy theorists were quick to suggest that there may have been some hangover from the FP3 contact with Pastor Maldonado, but the result is the same - Perez will start from the back after asking for dispensation from the stewards.

The remaining non-qualifiers were familiar, with Caterham, Marussia and HRT all failing to progress one of their drivers. Heikki Kovalainen came closest to escaping, improving to 17th fastest and forcing countryman Kimi Raikkonen to go again but, when the Lotus driver vaulted into the top five, the battle was all but over, despite Sebastian Vettel feeling under enough pressure from the Caterham to bolt on a set of supersofts.

At the other end of the field, Nico Hulkenberg used the same option tyres to post the fastest time, putting his previously struggling Force India ahead of Kamui Kobayashi - who survived his own brush with the barriers - Romain Grosjean, Vettel, Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg, Bruno Senna, Felipe Massa and Mark Webber, with Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button only 13th and 16th for McLaren.


Tagged as: qualifying , Q1 , Monaco , Sauber , Sergio Perez

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
24.05.2012- Free Practice 2, Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM05
24.05.2012- Free Practice 2, Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) Caterham F1 Team CT01
24.05.2012- Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Lotus F1 Team E20
24.05.2012- Free Practice 1, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sauber F1 Team C31
27.11.2016 - Race, Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Sauber C34 and Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren Honda MP4-31
27.11.2016 - Race, Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Sauber C34
27.11.2016 - Race, Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34
27.11.2016 - Race, Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34 and Max Verstappen (NED) Red Bull Racing RB12
27.11.2016 - Race, Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34
27.11.2016 - Race, Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Sauber C34, Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11 and Max Verstappen (NED) Red Bull Racing RB12
27.11.2016 - Race, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM09
27.11.2016 - Race, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM09
27.11.2016 - Race, Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Sauber C34
27.11.2016 - Race, Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34 leads Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team VF-16
27.11.2016 - Race, Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sahara Force India F1 VJM09 leads Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM09
27.11.2016 - Race, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM09 and Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sahara Force India F1 VJM09
27.11.2016 - Race, Esteban Ocon (FRA) Manor Racing MRT05, Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Manor Racing MRT05 and Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34
27.11.2016 - Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB12, Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11 and Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Sauber C34

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.