July 24, 2021

Helmut Marko “Checo lost the podium because of us”

One of the main voices confirms that Checo lost third place due to a bad pit stop

The main advisor of Red Bull Helmut Marko was blunt in pointing out that Sergio Checo Pérez failed to get his third podium of the season due to a team failure by taking 4.8 seconds to the first pit stop.

After the Styrian Grand Prix race in which Checo Pérez achieved fourth place and was only 0.5 tenths away from beating Valtteri Bottas, Helmut highlighted the work that the 31-year-old from Guadalajara has done with the Austrian team.

“Checo lost the podium for us. I am very happy with Checo. It was our fault at the pit stop. He is improving, even in classification, “said the doctor to the chain DAZN.

Asked about Checo Pérez’s future with the Austrian team, Marko did not get into trouble and calmed the situation by pointing out that “We still have time to renew it.”

Checo Pérez managed to stay in third place in the world drivers’ championship at the home grand prix of the Austrian team.

Sergio had an intense race from the start, as he first had to compete for third place during the first 10 laps with McLaren driver Lando Norris.

Later, the Mexican had to make up for lost time in the pits and after a second stop he recovered a 20-second deficit to finish half a second after beating Bottas.

Red Bull boss Christian Horner also apologized to Sergio at the end of the home race by mentioning “Sorry about that pit stop, good work for the rest.”

The next date will be on the same Austrian circuit, but officially it will be the Austrian Grand Prix. Red Bull starts as the favorite organization to win with Verstappen; It will be the revenge for the man from Guadalajara, who stayed very close to the podium in Styria itself.