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Sergio Perez

F1 fans deliver verdict on Perez's Turn 1 accident

We asked you to vote on your feelings about Sergio Perez's Turn 1 accident at the Mexico City Grand Prix - and the result was overwhelming.

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Sergio Perez put a massive dent in his hopes of both finishing second in the championship and holding onto his Red Bull seat following his Turn 1 accident at his home Mexico City Grand Prix.

The Mexican attempted to send the RB19 flying around the outside in the first braking zone during the race, but pole-sitter Charles Leclerc was caught in a Red Bull sandwich with Max Verstappen to his outside - meaning he had nowhere to go.

Perez was sent flying into the run-off with the car retired after suffering severe floor and sidepod damage - as Lewis Hamilton banked 19 points for a second place and fastest lap to reduce the deficit to Perez to 20 points with three races and a Sprint to go.

In repsonse, RacingNews365 asked readers to vote on whether Perez was right to make the move - with the votes, shown below in the table, coming down firmly against the six-time Grand Prix winner.

Was Sergio Perez right to go for the move into Turn 1? Poll results

Response Number of votes Percentage
Yes, he had to go for it 1,313 18.34%
Maybe, but the move was never on 1,670 23.29%
No, you can't win the race at the first corner, but you can lose it 4,186 58.37%
TOTAL: 7,169

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