Red Bull is worried after Sergio Perez’s crash during practice, and expressed their concern regarding replacing his parts.
Perez spun during Free Practice 1 at the Mexican GP, sliding backwards at Turn 16. The incident happened just 10 minutes into the session, and the rear end of his car collided with the barrier.
It caused significant damage to his rear wing, and he was spotted going into the pits with half of it missing. Although replacing a rear wing is one of the easiest thing to do in F1, it’s not so when you don’t have replacements.
Red Bull is worried after Perez’s crash, and admitted that there is concern in their garage regarding the damaged wing.
As quoted by Racingnews365.com, team advisor Helmut Marko said, “Unfortunately the bottom of the car is very damaged.
“The rear wing is also completely broken. That is of course a handicap because we have three races in a row and we have almost no spare parts left.”
In the dust
The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in Mexico proved to be a tricky track to navigate. The massive dust on the track made it very slippery, and it could persist later on as well.
Marko, however, is of the opinion that the dust will quickly go away, and the only reason it was present was due to the track not being used in a lot of time.
“There’s a lot of dust because there’s hardly any racing here,” the Austrian explained.
“That means there will be a considerable improvement in terms of lap time.
“However, we took that into account and that’s why we started on hard tyres on Friday, because we think that if the track is really free of debris, the degradation and tyre wear will be very low,” he concluded.