Sergio Perez has expressed his relief after narrowly avoiding two marshals who ran across the track ahead of him during a safety car period in Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix.
The Racing Point driver posted a video on Twitter showing him leaving the pit lane and driving between the two, one of whom had crossed to the barriers while the other stopped just in time to let the car pass.
“What was wrong with those marshals? I nearly killed him,” the startled Perez said over the radio immediately after the incident.
“After this incident, I’m just very happy with the outcome of my day,” he said later on Twitter.
“That we all can go back home safe and sound with our families. For the safety of the marshals I hope it (such an incident) never happens again.”
Después de este momento, estoy muy contento con mi día! Que todos podemos volver a casa con nuestras familias. Espero que no vuelva a pasar por la seguridad de los marshals! 🙏 #MonacoGP #Checo11 pic.twitter.com/jBhLgMqFVd
— Sergio Pérez (@SChecoPerez) May 26, 2019
Marshals had to go on track during the safety car period to sweep away debris left by a flailing rear tyre on Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari.
The Mexican finished 12th in the race won by Mercedes’ five-times world champion Lewis Hamilton, the Briton’s fourth victory of the season.