As is customary after each race, the Formula 1 announced the ratings given to the drivers according to their performance, but where they presume not to take into account the car they drive, with the aim of exclusively assessing the skill of the drivers.
A panel of five judges is in charge of evaluating the performance of each driver, so after the Emilia Romagna Grand Prixthis April 27 they came out with the fourth power ranking of the season, where the big winner was Max Verstappenfollowed by lando norris Y George Russell.
Who did not end up convincing the jury was Sergio Perezthe man from Guadalajara who suffered from the red flags in the classification, but who was able to overcome four positions in the sprint raceto then submit to charles leclerc during the race and finish in second place.
Despite his good display and pace, his distance from Max Verstappen on the run and quality caused him to be rated with a 8.4 averagefor which he finished in fifth place, tied with yuki tsunoda and just two tenths above alexander albin.
F1 Power Rankings after the Emilia Romagna GP:
one. Max Verstappen 10; two. Lando Norris 9.4; 3. George Russell 8.6; Four. Valtteri Bottas 8.6; 5. Czech Perez 8.4; 6. Yuki Tsunoda 8.4; 7. Alex Albon 8.2; 8. Kevin Magnussen: 8.0; 9. Sebastian Vettel 7.8; 10. Lance Stroll 6.8
According to the description of the Formula 1the “humble” seventh place in the classification deducted points for the judges, because although they highlighted his fight with Leclerc and his good sprint racewas not enough to overcome Russell, Norris or Bottas.
“Another podium for Sergio Pérez, who qualified in a low seventh place but he rescued it with a P3 in the Sprint. Rescued Sunday’s damage, jumped to P2 at the start and then kept Charles Leclerc at baywho eventually spun in search of the Mexican, to back up a 1-2 from Red Bull,” F1 wrote.
With this new result revealed, The controversy took over social networksthen again the name of Czech in a low position caused misunderstanding and annoyance in several followers of the category, especially for his qualifying despite having dazzled in the sprint race and ahead of Leclerc on Sunday.
Some of the most replicated publications were those that went in the direction of a supposed predisposition for not correctly evaluating Pérez due to his nationality, since so far this season, Guadalajara has not managed to be on the podium of the rankings.
“Yes Czech Pérez’s name was Charlie Perth, he would have received a 9.5″ and another “I don’t know what criteria they use to make these lists” were filled with “Like”, since they exemplified the feeling for those who expected greater penalty for Norris’s errors in quality or the recognition of the comeback of Perez and its containment Leclerc during the race.
Among the jokes for not having included the Mexican among the Top 3one of the most replicated was that of the assumption “Pemex Power Rankings”, as a satire to the gas station brand that sponsors the real list.
Because the oil company is Mexican, your compatriot Sergio Perez was placed at the top with a rating of 10, as part of a comic post crafted and shared by fans of Czech.
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