Sergio Perez, marshals in lucky escape during Monaco GP

Sergio Perez and a couple of marshals had a narrow escape during Formula 1’s Monaco Grand Prix.

Perez had a low-key weekend and struggled to 13th position, as Racing Point lacked performance throughout the four-day event.

But the Mexican almost struck two marshals when he came out of the pits after opting to take on fresh tyres behind the Safety Car.

The marshals were on track to check for any debris left by Charles Leclerc’s punctured tyre.

“I don’t know if you saw but during the safety car I had a marshal running into me, I nearly ran over him, two of the marshals,” he said.

“Under the safety car, coming out of the pits into Turn 1. That was really bad.

“They were running back and I was coming out of the pits. I had to brake and I was very lucky, they were very lucky that I avoided them.

Perez added that he will raise the issue with the FIA in order to prevent a repeat.

“They are usually very good,” he said. “It is a safety issue and the most important thing at the end of the day is safety for marshals and drivers.”