The Red Bull driver lost control of his car in Les Combes and crashed into barriers during the warm-up lap.
Mexican Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) went off the track as he completed the lap to position himself on the starting grid for the Belgian Grand Prix. The 31-year-old driver, who was to start from 7th place on the grid, had to retire. But only at first, since he was finally cleared to take the start.
Perez took advantage of the postponement of the start due to the rain falling on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. While the start was scheduled for 3pm, the pilots were still not on the track for more than an hour and a half later. This gave Red Bull mechanics plenty of time to repair the Mexican’s car. The team asked the race management if their driver could be reinstated as a result. After analyzing the regulations, the FIA finally authorized Perez to start from the pit lane.
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There are rare and powerful words that jostle minds. In a moment of collective bewitchment, the poet Lisette Lombé took them out of her belly at Les Unexpected. Hear them slam the new world, that of women.
Qualifying took place under very difficult conditions this Saturday. The soggy track trapped Imperial Lando Norris until he crashed off the road atop Raidillon. In the rain, the sensation came from George Russell, 2nd on his modest Williams. Enough to push him, definitely, into the fold of Mercedes where he will become Hamilton’s team-mate next year.
Max Verstappen took pole at the Belgian GP on Saturday at Francorchamps after a qualifying session marked by the big crash at Norris. But it was George Russell who, by finishing 2nd in front of Hamilton, made an impression.
Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, separated by 8 points in the championship, will resume their heated explanation under the expected rain of Francorchamps. For the occasion, the Ardennes toboggan reconnects with the public (75,000 people!), Mostly Dutch.