Sergio Perez made a strong begin to life at Crimson Bull by ending fifth in his first race of the season. Nonetheless, there have been nonetheless some crimson flags for the Mexican as he struggled to place collectively a superb lap in qualifying on the Medium compound tires and was eradicated in Q2.
Sergio Perez regarded again at his first weekend with the group and broke it down into positives and negatives:
“The unfavourable is that I lose the time in two corners. However at Bahrain, the best way the wind is altering, and given that you simply get only a single lap, it hasn’t been simple to make that development. The wind is altering on a regular basis, however we are able to see that progress has been made.”
Talking in regards to the issues he is dealing with, the Mexican stated:
“There are some particular issues associated to the best way that I’m driving the automobile, I’ve to regulate my driving to the automobile. Firstly, I must be sure that I’m driving the best way the automobile must be pushed, after which work on that. Nevertheless it’s taking me some time as a result of it’s very completely different to what I’m used to.”
Race tempo with the Crimson Bull is a optimistic: Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez was blissful together with his restoration to P5 after beginning the race from the pit-lane. Talking about his progress by means of the sector and race tempo, the Mexican stated:
“The race tempo was robust. However there are such a lot of issues which are nonetheless clicking. I believe in the intervening time that all the things comes collectively, we’re going to be fairly robust. My race by no means settled down. I lack laps, and you might be towards the time on a regular basis in that regard. However I loved the understanding with the automobile, we’re beginning to really feel each other a bit extra, so in that regard I’m happy.”
One of many largest points confronted by Sergio Perez’s predecessors at Crimson Bull was qualifying type. The Mexican is just not famend for his single-lap tempo, however at Crimson Bull, it’s unacceptable to get knocked out in Q2. Talking about his qualifying session, Sergio Perez stated:
“It’s an actual disgrace. I didn’t maximize qualifying, however issues are beginning to click on a bit extra, lap by lap. Crucial factor was these kilometers that I managed to get below my belt.”
The Bahrain Grand Prix might have had a distinct end result had Sergio Perez been within the combine early on. The Mexican began the race from the pit-lane, which allowed Mercedes to separate the technique on their vehicles, and finally win the race with Hamilton.
At Imola, a observe infamous for a scarcity of overtaking alternatives, Perez must be cautious and maximize his alternatives in qualifying. In any other case, Crimson Bull might face the same 2-on-1 state of affairs once more, which won’t assist their possibilities of successful the race.