Mexican Sergio Perezone of the applicants to stay with the Monaco Grand Prixhe suffered a serious accident during the first part of Saturday’s qualifying on the Montecarlo road circuit and for this Sunday he will have to start from the back of the grid.
There were still 11 minutes to go in Q1 led by the Briton Lando Norris when Pérez, fifth, 0.036s behind the McLaren driver, made his second fastest lap attempt, which ended in the worst possible way.
The Mexican arrived after turn 1, located in front of the Sainte Dévote chapel, lost grip, went out of the queue and ended up crashing into the retaining wall. Although the driver was unhurt, his vehicle was heavily damaged on the left side.
Red flags were immediately displayed and the shooting stopped so the crane could remove the Red Bull. The activity was stopped for 10 minutes until the track was put in conditions so that cars could circulate again.
Pérez, who had finished second behind his teammate in the last training session Max Verstappenhe has a miserable time of 1:13.850 left which will condemn him to start from the last place on the grid.
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