Sergio Perez suffers more embarrassment

Sergio Perez required Red Bull to come to the rescue after an embarrassing incident.

Red Bull driver Sergio Perez faced yet another unfortunate incident during a show run in Madrid this weekend, requiring a push from a Red Bull engineer to navigate a tight corner. 

The Mexican driver took to the streets of the Spanish capital on Saturday night in the RB7, the car that propelled Sebastian Vettel to his 2011 championship victory, aiming to entertain tens of thousands of spectators with his high-speed display.

However, as Perez approached a particularly tight corner in the Plaza de Cibeles, he was forced to hit the brakes to avoid colliding with the barrier, as captured in footage shared on social media. 

Fortunately, a quick-thinking Red Bull engineer rushed to the front of the car and pushed it back, allowing Perez to resume his performance. 

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Yet, the angle remained problematic, and Perez would have risked clipping the wall once again, prompting the staff member to readjust the tires for a second time.

Despite the setback, Perez remained optimistic about the show run, which had been scheduled between the British and Hungarian Grands Prix, leaving him without a free weekend. 

“People are happy, they’re enjoying this roadshow,” Perez commented, following his late-night demonstration. “It’s great, and only Red Bull Racing can do that.”

During the show run, Perez skilfully manoeuvred the RB7 through the Paseo de Recoltos, Alcala Street, and Barquillo Street before concluding the spectacle. 

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Red Bull took to Twitter to share a video showcasing Perez successfully completing the challenging corner in the RB8, adorned with neon trim.

In the ongoing drivers’ championship, Perez currently trails his teammate Max Verstappen by a considerable 99-point margin. 

However, Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has reiterated his unwavering support for the under-pressure driver, despite his recent challenges.