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Sergio Perez reflects on missed opportunity in Japanese Grand Prix qualifying

Ahead of the Japanese GP, Red Bull's Sergio Perez found himself in the spotlight, lamenting a crucial error that he believed cost him a chance at pole position.

Despite securing an impressive second-place qualification, just a mere 0.066 seconds behind his teammate Max Verstappen, Perez couldn't help but rue what might have been.

For Perez, Suzuka presented a challenging track with treacherous conditions, particularly in the final sector. His dissatisfaction stemmed from a mistake on his out-lap, where he felt he lost valuable time, hindering his bid for pole position.

Reflecting on his performance, Perez acknowledged the intensity of the competition, stating, "It was close today with Max, and it felt like a really good lap." However, he also recognized the complexities of navigating Suzuka, highlighting the critical importance of a strong exit out of the chicane.

"We've been really close all weekend, all the way through qualifying, and when you have the little margins, anything can make a difference," Perez remarked, emphasizing the razor-thin margins in Formula 1.

Despite the setback, Perez remained optimistic about his prospects for the race, noting improvements in the team's long-run pace after a dedicated effort in practice sessions. "Our long run pace wasn't that strong this morning, but we've worked quite a bit on it, and hopefully, we will be able to be strong [in the race]," he stated confidently.

As Formula 1 enthusiasts await the Japanese Grand Prix, set to be the fourth race in the 2024 season, the stage is set for an electrifying showdown on the iconic Suzuka International Racing Course. 

With Perez poised to bounce back from his qualifying disappointment, all eyes will be on the Red Bull driver as he seeks redemption on Sunday's race day.

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