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Perez describes Mexican GP qualifying as 'a total mess'

Home favourite Sergio Perez could only qualify in fourth for his home race after a poor qualifying.

Sergio Perez describe his qualifying for his home Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix as "a total mess" after ending up fourth. The Mexican driver looked strong throughout practice at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, but was hampered throughout qualifying with electrical problems. It meant he was unable to use DRS on his first run in Q1, but recovered to qualify just behind Lewis Hamilton and in front of Carlos Sainz Jr - and three places ahead of Charles Leclerc, his big rival for P2 in the Drivers' championship. However, despite recovering to fourth with the problems, Perez still felt more was possible.

Perez on problems

"It was a mess, a total mess," the four-time Grand Prix winner explained to media including RacingNews365.com. "We had an electrical issue from the beginning [of the session], and if I look back at my qualifying, I was nearly knocked out in Q1 and Q2. "I had no reference to progress and no lap-times either. Sometimes I could not even figure out where I was with my brake balance either, so it was a total mess. "In the end, I think fourth is not the worst, but we certainly could have been quite a lot higher than where we are." Perez was also confident that the team would be able to fix the gremlins for the race - and was left disappointed having wanted to put on a "perfect" in front of his home fans.

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