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Perez: Botched qualifying in Qatar caused by bad tyre preparation

Red Bull and Sergio Perez lost out big time in Saturday's qualifying session in Qatar, with the Mexican blaming bad tyre preparation for his failure to reach the all-important final shootout. Despite running on the soft tyre, Perez clocked in 11th at the end of Q2, excluding himself from Q3 and from a potential position towards the front of the grid from where he would have been able to support the efforts of his teammate Max Verstappen at the start of Sunday's race. Perez blamed the shortfall on traffic on his out laps that undermined his tyre preparation. Read also: Verstappen admits Red Bull lacking pace in Qatar "We got it wrong with our tyre prep, come qualie," rued the Red...
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