WATCH: Sergio Perez crashes out of British Grand Prix qualifying session in Q1

In a shocking turn of events during the British Grand Prix qualifying, Sergio Perez found himself out of qualifying in Q1, mirroring his performance from last year.

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In a shocking turn of events during the British Grand Prix qualifying, Sergio Perez found himself out of qualifying in Q1, mirroring his unfortunate performance from last year. The session came to an abrupt halt with 7:30 remaining on the clock, as Perez’s Red Bull got stuck in the gravel at Copse Corner.

The Mexican driver, struggling to maintain control, went wide at Copse and lost the car, sliding into the gravel trap of the run-off area. Despite his pleas over the radio, "All I need is to be pushed back, there’s tarmac over there," the regulations are clear: once a driver receives outside assistance, they are not allowed to continue in the qualifying session.

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The red flag was immediately deployed, halting the session as marshals worked to clear the stricken Red Bull. After a brief delay, Q1 resumed, but by then, the damage was done for Sergio Perez, who could only watch from the sidelines.

Will Rain affect the qualifying session in Silverstone?

The weather at Silverstone also played a crucial role, with slight drizzle affecting track conditions and adding to the challenges faced by the drivers. Despite the interruptions, the British Grand Prix weekend has been a highlight for local fans.

Lando Norris topped both Friday practice sessions, showcasing McLaren’s impressive pace. Mercedes, too, appeared strong, with George Russell leading a one-two in the second practice session, followed closely by Lewis Hamilton.

Russell and Norris are both aiming for their first pole positions at Silverstone, while Hamilton is eager to add another home pole to his illustrious career. However, the unpredictable British weather could still throw a spanner in the works, as wet conditions are expected to continue impacting the sessions.

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