Mexican Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez has issued a public apology to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix stewards for his furious rant following the race on Sunday.
Perez, who drives for Red Bull Racing, was visibly upset after being penalized for overtaking during the race, which ultimately cost him a podium finish. In a post-race interview, the 31-year-old driver lashed out at the stewards, accusing them of unfair decisions and claiming that they had “ruined” his race.
Following the incident, Perez took to social media to express his regret for his outburst, insisting that his “passion and emotions got the better of” him in the heat of the moment. He acknowledged that while he was disappointed with the outcome of the race, he should have handled the situation with more composure and respect.
In his public apology, Perez stated, “I apologize to the stewards for my reaction after the race. I let my passion for the sport get the better of me and I should not have reacted in the way I did. I have the utmost respect for the stewards and their difficult job, and I apologize for any disrespect shown.”
Perez’s apology has been met with appreciation from fans and fellow competitors, as many have commended him for taking responsibility for his actions and showing maturity in admitting his mistake.
The Mexican driver’s emotional outburst has brought attention to the high-pressure environment of professional racing and the intensity of competition at the highest level. Despite the outcome of the race, Perez’s apology serves as a reminder of the importance of sportsmanship and respect within the Formula 1 community.
As Perez looks ahead to future races, he has assured fans and followers that he will work on managing his emotions and responding to challenging situations with more composure and professionalism.