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%|