SPIELBERG, Austria — Sergio Perez’s horrible qualifying efficiency on the Austrian Grand Prix earned him a public rebuke from Purple Bull boss Christian Horner, who shut down discuss of changing the Mexican driver.
Perez simply had the tempo to make the Q3 session however on three events had a lap time deleted for exceeding monitor limits on the finish of the monitor, which is owned by Purple Bull, regardless of repeated warnings from his workforce.
It marked the fourth straight race he has did not make the ultimate qualifying session. Horner mentioned Perez had merely not listened to the workforce’s warnings about monitor limits.
“He is bought the tempo in the present day,” Horner informed Sky Sports activities after qualifying. “He is bought a automotive that was simply succesful to be on the primary or second row. He was matching Max’s occasions … [just] keep within the white strains!
“Strike one, strike two, ‘Checo simply keep within the white strains,’ strike three and that was it. So I imply, vastly irritating as he might have been there, he might have performed it. So that is the frustration. Incredible to have gotten the pole however feels not full.”
Though Perez’s continued struggles, and the presence of eight-time race winner Daniel Ricciardo as Purple Bull’s third driver has led to recommendations the workforce might make a change, Horner categorically denied that prospect.
“Checo… everyone’s totally behind [him]. Anyone speaking about changing Checo is vast of the mark,” he mentioned.
ESPN understands Perez’s place remains to be very secure, with Ricciardo’s most obvious route again to the grid being with Purple Bull’s junior workforce, AlphaTauri.