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It is not a secret that the last few races have been difficult for Checo Pérez, who lives low hours in the 2022 Formula 1 Season. This Sunday in Hungary he was left off the podium again, but a curious criticism was made by the official commentators in Spanish of F1Antonio Lobato and Pedro de la Rosa, who they questioned that the broadcast “gave a lot of prominence” to the Mexican on the last lap.
Max Verstappen comfortably won the Hungarian Grand Prix despite having started tenth and Czech was fifthmoving up six places from his position on the starting grid, however, in Vuelta 70 Sergio Pérez was seen for several seconds in the official takingsomething that did not seem correct to the rapporteur Lobato.
“They put Pérez in the shot, they give the Mexican the leading role and we don’t know why”said the Spanish commentators, although one of them sought an explanation for the direct shot at the Guadalajara’s car in the last laps.
“Maybe it’s because Leclerc is close behind, it’s the only thing I can imagine”explained De la Rosa, to which Lobato insisted: “It will be that because I do not understand the leading role now”.
In the last meters, the image returned to Max Verstappen to see him cross the finish line, followed by Lewis Hamilton and George Russell for 2-3 by Mercedes. For their part, the Ferraris of Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc finished fourth and sixth, respectively.
What did Checo say after the race?
After the race this Sunday, the man from Guadalajara Red Bull Racing He regretted that the Virtual Safety Car on the penultimate lap cut off Carlos Sainz’s pace in pursuit of a better position.
“A good day for the team, especially for Max (…) We thought to go to a stop, in the end we stopped a little late, we stayed a few seconds from the podium And I think that the Virtual Safety Car hurt us a lot“.
This is how the F1 Drivers’ World Championship goes
- Max Verstappen / Red Bull Racing / 258 puntos
- Charles Leclerc / Ferrari / 178 points
- Sergio Pérez / Red Bull Racing / 173 points
- George Russell / Mercedes / 158 points
- Carlos Sainz / Ferrari / 156 points
- Lewis Hamilton / Mercedes / 146 points