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Perez 'presence of mind' on formation lap saved Red Bull debut

Sergio Perez was almost one brilliant idea short of a nightmare debut with Red Bull in Bahrain, but the team says the Mexican's "presence of mind" when his car ground to a halt on the formation saved his day. Perez qualified just outside the top ten and was ready to launch his race with the bit between his teeth when his RB16B completely shut down on the formation. Perez was stranded, watching the field flash by and unable to take any advice from his team over the radio, when he took the steering wheel off and put it on again. The simple reboot procedure brought the electrical power back at which point he fired up his car's engine and got going once again. "No idea, in the...
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