Round 3 of the Australian Grand Prix took place at Albert Park Circuit. HRC, providing technical support to Oracle Redbull Racing driver Sergio Perez finishing in 2nd place.
Scuderia AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly started 11th and finished 9th. Yuki Tsunoda started 13th and finished 15th. Max Verstappen of Oracle Redbull Racing, who started second, had to retire.
Check out what “Checo” had to say about the race:
It was a good result but, unfortunately, we lost Max and it would have been great to have a double podium for the Team. On the other hand, it is a good result after so many unlucky moments in the first couple of races for me.
It was a very complicated race with the start I had and the safety cars but we managed to overcome it. My first start was very poor, we struggled a lot with the degradation on the medium tire, we were a bit unlucky with the safety car and we lost two positions which we recovered later. We got a few things wrong across the weekend and we were battling more with Mercedes than Ferrari so the pace wasn’t where we wanted it to be, but we will work on it.
There is some good analysis to be done from this weekend because on Saturday we were close to pole but in the race, we were a bit too far off the pace. The fastest guys out there are Ferrari, we want to be up there fighting with them, and today that wasn’t the case. If we can improve the car a little, then we can be more confident.
Statement by Sergio “Checo” Perez after the race for Honda Racing
Source: Honda Racing