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Perez: That was my mistake

Friday 11th October 2013

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Perez: That was my mistake

Perez: That was my mistake

Sergio Perez is confident his crash in FP2 in Japan will not have a negative impact on his weekend.

Lapping the track in Friday's second session, the McLaren driver touched the artificial grass at Spoon and that was all that was needed to send him off the track and into the barriers at speed.

"My accident during FP2 was my error," he said.

"I was setting the car up for the entry to Spoon, put my right-rear wheel onto the grass, and just lost the back end.

"At the speed I was travelling, and with relatively little run-off, there wasn't much room to scrub off speed so I went straight into the wall.

"The impact was quite hard, but fortunately I'm fine."

And although he lost track-time because of the crash, Perez is set to tap into team-mate Jenson Button's data to negate the lost time.

"The accident meant we didn't get the track time we needed for the high-fuel and Option tyre runs in our programme for the afternoon.

"But we'll be able to use some of the data generated by Jenson, and our aim for tomorrow has to be to get into Q3."

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