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Red Bull Racing

Red Bull explain cause of Perez's sudden retirement

Whilst Max Verstappen claimed victory at the Canadian Grand Prix, it wasn't such a good day for Sergio Perez, who recorded a DNF only eight laps into the race.

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Helmut Marko has explained what caused Sergio Perez's sudden retirement from the Canadian Grand Prix.

The Mexican started the race from P13 on the grid following a crash in Saturday's qualifying, but only eight laps into Sunday's event he was forced to pull off the track with a mechanical issue.

According to Marko, Red Bull have now identified what led to the problem.

"It was the gearbox that broke down," the team advisor told Austrian broadcaster ORF.

"The gearbox was at the end of its life, but it should have held. So we suspect it could also be a consequence of Saturday's accident, although he didn't hit anything directly with the gearbox.

"It was unfortunate, but you could see that when you are like [Charles] Leclerc in traffic, how difficult it is to overtake. Even for the best cars."

No similar concerns for Verstappen's car

Despite the issues for Perez, Marko stressed that there were no such problems on Max Verstappen's RB18, and that the only area of concern was with the temperature of the brakes.

"We kept a close eye on the temperatures," Marko said.

"We were more worried about the brakes. In the first stage of the race we were at the limit in terms of temperature for the discs and the pads."

Verstappen claimed his sixth win of the 2022 season in Montreal, where he resisted late-race pressure from the Ferrari of Carlos Sainz to take the victory.

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