The Mexican finished the session in 12th place and missed out on Q3 for the third race in a row.
Like different drivers Perez opted to do a banker lap on intermediates earlier than pitting for slicks, solely to seek out the rain returning, and Valtteri Bottas in entrance of him.
Nonetheless, in contrast to Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, who additionally missed Q3, he wasn’t annoyed by the decision to begin the session with inters, agreeing that it was a group choice to do the banker lap.
“It was principally half a lap too late and the observe place was actually poor with the Alfa Romeo forward,” he mentioned when requested by Autosport about his session.
“And as soon as the tyres have been as much as temperature on the slick, it began raining more durable, so we determined to field. Then, once we went onto the inter, it was all a bit too late.
“That was at all times the plan – to do one lap and are available again in for the slick tyre.”
Sergio Perez, Purple Bull Racing
Picture by: Francois Tremblay
Perez confused that he had agreed with the group’s technique: “We took the choice collectively and we obtained it flawed. Nevertheless it was actually a raffle, the observe.
“We have been lacking 4 or five-tenths, after which it was all all the way down to the observe. There was definitely way more potential within the automotive to get the lap earlier, however we simply didn’t get the lap once we may have.”
Perez acknowledged that failing to succeed in Q3 for a 3rd time was not a super scenario.
“I’m undoubtedly not feeling nice, I’m not going by an incredible second,” he mentioned. “However we’ve come again earlier than and the race is a brand new alternative to, hopefully, get again to very robust factors.
“What occurred in qualifying was only a mess actually. Being half a lap earlier right here and there, the image would have seemed lots completely different and we’d have had a very good day.
“We simply need to preserve our heads down and it’ll come to us. We’ll attempt laborious to get by the sector. It received’t be a simple ask, however we are going to attempt every part.”