The man from Guadalajara complained about the balance of his RB19, a problem he had throughout the test.
The Mexican Czech Perez took seventh place in the second free practice session Singapore Grand Prix He finished ahead of his teammate Max Verstappen with a time of 1:32.812, but with a difference of more than half a second from first place. Carlos Sainz.
Perez was ranked fourth in the first few minutes of the year Marina Bay Circuit with a time of 1:34.028. Perez He started the first part of the session with a medium tire.
The man from Guadalajara complained about the balance he had RB19, a problem he had throughout Friday. The driver from Jalisco accused him of a lack of grip at the entrance to the corner, which prevented him from moving into the top positions.
In the second half, the teams took to the track with the soft rubber to begin running a racing simulation Perez As he prepared his laps, he quickly began to fall down the leaderboard to sixteenth place. Czech He started turning his sectors green as he started his fastest lap, and with 25 minutes to go he jumped to eighth place, behind his teammate. Max Verstappen.
Sergio was found at .841 tenths Carlos Sainz who dominated the session together with his teammate, Charles Leclerc. Both Ferraris showed their speed in the fastest laps.
Sergio, who triumphed in Singapore in the 2022 season, was better in the second sector and repeated himself in the last part of the route, but it was not enough for him to improve his position. Perez improved his lap time to 1:38.812 but remained seventh, now ahead of him Verstappen and behind it Lando Norris.
The elimination of four corners – from 16 to 19 of the previous layout – and their replacement with a long straight became an ally of Ferrari while Red Bull They saw the first five places from afar.
Until the end of the session Czech Perez He returned to the middle distance, so his times could not improve and his chances of climbing positions in the classification disappeared.
At the moment, Czech Perez He is second in the Drivers’ Championship with 219 points and eight races to go. This weekend, Red Bull They can crown themselves in the constructors’ championship if they achieve the double with the duo Checo Max and Mercedes doesn’t score Marina Bay.