F1 live: Checo Pérez won’t let go of second place; He easily snatches it from Sainz Jr.

Checo Pérez will start second at the Belgian Grand Prix.  (Photo: @redbullracing)
Checo Pérez will start second at the Belgian Grand Prix. (Photo: @redbullracing)

The Mexican pilot Sergio Czech Perez (red bull), began the second phase of formula 1 in which second place of the grill Belgian Grand Prix (GP), behind the Spaniards Ferrari, Carlos Sainz Jr.and before that also Hispanic, Fernando Alonso (alpine).

It should be remembered that the Jalisco native qualified third and his teammate, Max Verstappenon the pole position. However, the Dutch are, as well Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), starting at the bottom of the Circuit of Spa Francorchamps due to penalties imposed for modifications to their single-seater engines. There are also Lando Norris (McLaren), Esteban Ocon (Alpine), Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo), Mick Schumacher (Haas) and Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo).

MINUTE BY MINUTE:

08:46 Checo Pérez overtakes the Ferrari and reclaims second place in sight of another double for Red Bull

08:40 Max Verstappen leads the race, leaving Sainz and Pérez to fight for second

08:35 Perez enters boxing and takes third place

Displays a strong defense against Leclerc, who he leaves behind

08:29 Checo Pérez lets Verstappen passbut retains second place after Sainz Jr. entered for a tire change

08:27 Still no order from Red Bull for Pérez to give up his place to Verstappen

The Dutch claim a ‘silly waste of time’ before the Mexican refused to let him pass.

Checo Pérez retained second place despite passing Verstappen.  (Photo: REUTERS/Stephane Mahe)
Checo Pérez retained second place despite passing Verstappen. (Photo: REUTERS/Stephane Mahe)

08:23 Verstappen takes the podium at the Belgian GP and is 3.1 seconds behind the Mexican

08:21 Checo Pérez remains in second place, 1.5 seconds behind Sainz, but could drop to third on his teammate Verstappen’s quick comeback

08:15 Green flagthe Belgian GP will resume

08:08 safety car for new contact between Valtteri Bottas and Nicholas Latifi (Williams)

Pérez retains second place while Verstappen makes up positions and finishes eighth.

Carlos Sainz keeps pole position and Pérez second after the start.  (Photo: REUTERS/Stephane Mahe)
Carlos Sainz keeps pole position and Pérez second after the start. (Photo: REUTERS/Stephane Mahe)

08:06 The Mexican reclaims second place after a strong touch between Alonso and Hamilton

08:05 Bad start for Checo Pérez and lose two positions against Alonso and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes Benz)

08:01 Formation lap begins

07:47 Good weather is reported and no chance of rain on the longest track in F1 (Wed seven kilometers long)

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