Sergio Perez needed to retire after 10 laps of the 55-lap contest as a consequence of an engine failure.© Twitter
Every week after his emotional maiden triumph at Sakhir, Sergio Perez mentioned a tearful farewell to Racing Level on Sunday when he retired from the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The favored Mexican had raced from the again of the grid to win in Bahrain, however he couldn’t repeat that trick on the Yas Marina Circuit the place an engine failure wrecked his hopes. His early retirement after 10 laps of the 55-lap contest was a setback to the Silverstone outfit’s bid to complete third within the constructors championship during which they have been overtaken by McLaren. “It’s unhappy to be leaving the group this fashion,” mentioned Perez, who mentioned he retained hopes of staying in Formulation One with Pink Bull, in the event that they selected him as a alternative for his or her quantity two driver Alex Albon.
Albon completed fourth in Sunday’s race whereas Max Verstappen triumphed with a lights-to-flag victory within the main Pink Bull.
“A few of them have been crying on the finish,” mentioned Perez.
“However, it’s important to keep in mind the entire season. Effectively accomplished to McLaren — they actually deserved that.
“I’m leaving very joyful. That group will all the time be my favorite group in Formulation One and I look ahead to seeing them successful extra races.
“Who is aware of what’s going to occur subsequent? I’m simply wanting ahead to going again dwelling. No matter comes subsequent, I shall be prepared for it.”
Perez’s Racing Level team-mate Lance Stroll completed 10th.
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