Checo Perez fourth in second practice for Spanish GP

ESPNJune 2, 2023, 12:10 PM ETReading: 2 min.

Red Bull spent a lot of time making changes to the car, and the Mexican devoted much of the test to race pace.

Sego Perez finished fourth in the second practice session Spanish Grand PrixEighth date of the season Formula 1.

The Mexican started the first half of the session with prototype tyres, which he tested Pirelli, Thinking about 2024. In his first laps he clocked 1:16.982 to finish 14th.

The Austrian team decided to leave the tires unmarked Pirelli And he was fitted with medium tires for the Mexican and made significant progress as he moved up to fourth with a 1:15.524.

One Guadalajara .5 tenths from the Head of Training, Max Verstappen And he was present before him Fernando Alonso, Carlos Zinezy Charles LeclercThe latter two use softer tires.

Sego Perez during free practice for the Spanish Grand Prix.Ketty

Red bull come Catalonia The same updates used in the first place, with new updates on the ground Max Verstappen They then moved to Guadalajara’s RB19 for the second session.

The Mexican spent a few minutes in the pits in the middle of practice, making some changes to the car and looking for first places from the counter with it. Jalisco Relegated to the last stage.

Perez He came out with 27 minutes to go and clocked a 1:14.219 to jump up the table on the soft tire, which put him .312 tenths of a second into fourth place. Verstappen And they were ahead Nico Hulkenberg And Fernando Alonso.

In the last minutes, the teams filled the tanks of the cars and began simulating races with long runs.

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The Mexican will head out this weekend in search of his second podium Spanish Grand Prix. His best result came in 2022 when he started fifth and finished second.

Sec He didn’t shine in the final minutes and his full tank race times weren’t great. Despite this, he finished fourth in the second practice, a major surprise for the pilot. Haas, Hulkenberg.

It took the Mexican 11 years to get on the podium, and he found himself on the Austrian team. In 2017 he was close to getting on the podium while participating with the team Force India (Now Aston Martin)

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