If the Styrian Grand Prix left a bad taste in the mouth for the Mexican Checo Perez, after that frustrating pit stop, the Austrian Grand Prix is the perfect setting for him to get revenge this weekend, as the ninth date of Formula 1 racing is back on the Red Bull Ring circuit.
This weekend’s race will be special for Checo, as it is the 200th since he arrived at the Gran Circo at the age of 21 with the modest Sauber team, now Alfa Romeo. A decade later, the man from Guadalajara runs for Red Bull and aims to have his best season.
Except for the Imola race, Checo has finished this season in the first five places. However, the Mexican has the task of adding his third podium of the season to keep the distance with Mercedes, which gives clues to return to the fight.
Where can I see Checo Perez at the Austrian Grand Prix?
The activity on the track begins this Friday with the two free practices. The first one is at 4:30 am, while the second is at 8:00 am. On Saturday, the third practice takes place at 5:00, while the qualifying session begins at 8:00.
All the activities on Friday and Saturday will be broadcast live on the Fox Sports 3, Star Action, and F1 TV signal, of which we leave you the link here.
On Sunday, the race occurs at 8:00 am, and Star Action and F1 TV provide the live transmission.
Who are the favorites?
Max Verstappen dominated from start to finish a week ago, so the Dutchman is expected to repeat the dose to Mercedes during the race, especially to Lewis Hamilton, who we cannot rule out and more so now that his pride is hurt.
Valtteri Bottas and Checo Perez are the contenders in the battle for third place, while Daniel Ricciardo, Pierre Gasly, and Lando Norris are shaping up to be a surprise.