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Sergio Perez leaves F1 pundits gobsmacked during Hungarian GP practice – 'Impossible' – Express

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Red Bull star Sergio Perez left Formula 1 commentators in shock as he sneezed at high-speed in his Ferrari during first practice ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest this weekend. The Mexican sneezed and pointed to allergies, but pundits and former drivers Anthony Davidson and Johnny Herbert were amazed by the moment.
Ultimately, Perez showcased impressive skill to avoid losing control of his Red Bull as allergies struck him in Hungary. The Mexican was flying at high speed down the starting straight during first practice when the moment occurred. 
It was captured by Sky Sports’ television coverage as Perez contacted his team over the radio before he began sneezing. His race engineer said ‘bless you’ before Perez let out a small giggle after his sneezing finished. 
As he turned into the first corner, Perez said: “I’m getting a bit of allergies around this place!” While the 12-year F1 veteran was relaxed about the incident, former racer Davidson was stunned. “I’ve never sneezed in a racing car before, ever – I don’t know about you,” he remarked. 
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Fellow pundit Johnny Herbert agreed and added that he thought the urge to sneeze in a racing car ‘just disappears’ when in the car. Davidson added: “I’m amazed by that, maybe it’s the adrenaline or something but I thought it was impossible to sneeze when you’re driving…
“Honestly, I’ve never seen that in a racing car.”
Presenter Rachael Brooks was focused on how bad the need to sneeze could have been had Perez suffered the rare fit on another track. She suggested drivers wouldn’t want to sneeze down the straights of Baku or Shanghai – but Davidson had a retort. 
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“Well, it’s a pretty bad track – there’s no let up round here!” the 43-year-old laughed.
Perez was fine, but he was off the pace around the Hungaroring as the 32-year-old could only finish sixth-fastest in FP1. He was almost a second behind the session-leading time set by Ferrari star Carlos Sainz, who edged out world championship leader Max Verstappen.  
The 22-race F1 2022 campaign continues with the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest on July 31 ahead of the four-week summer break.
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