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Horner reacts to latest Perez failure

Perez crashed out early on in FP1 for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner has revealed his 'frustration' at Sergio Perez's latest error. The Mexican entered the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend under pressure after failing to reach Q3 in each of the past five races and with the news Red Bull had placed Daniel Ricciardo at AlphaTauri for the rest of the season, knowing the Australian is targeting a return to the top of F1. But any rebuilding of confidence took a huge dent with a crash just four minutes into first practice in Budapest. Perez, on his first push lap, dipped a wheel onto the grass on entry to Turn 5 and tilted his RB19 into a spin, hitting the barriers hard on the left-front corner. It prompts a major issue for Red Bull with the team having introduced a new upgrade package for the weekend, as Perez's damage looked to have taken out the sidepod, front wing and floor on the left-hand side.

Unfortunate off

"It's obviously frustrating to have had that off," Horner told Sky Sports F1 . "It was unfortunate. He just put a wheel on the grass and made a mistake at Turn 5. Hopefully, he won't have lost too much time because in these conditions, people weren't getting too many laps in. But not the ideal way to start the weekend. "It was obviously the start of his first lap. He got through Turn 4 ok, he just misjudged it, it was a mistake, he put a wheel on the grass on the approach to Turn 5 and it just swapped ends on him. "You could hear the frustration in his voice, he stuck his hands up. It is what it is."

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