Perez is aware of ‘I have to stand up to hurry shortly’
Sergio Perez says he’s not stress-free within the expectation that his efficiency at Pink Bull will are available in time, saying the staff wants him to be aggressive as shortly as doable.
Pink Bull opted to drop Alex Albon on the finish of final season and signal the extra skilled Perez, who had simply taken his first win for Racing Level within the Sakhir Grand Prix. Whereas the Mexican completed fourth within the drivers’ championship final yr, the swap to a brand new automobile and staff means Verstappen was comfortably faster on the opening spherical in Bahrain, and Perez says he isn’t slicing himself any slack relating to attempting to get near his teammate.
“I don’t have a set goal, I simply wish to get this course of completed as shortly as doable,” Perez stated. “The staff wants me up there and I should be up there, so it’s not like I’m right here stress-free that it’s going to all come. I’m working arduous, the engineers are working arduous along with me and it’ll ultimately click on. And by the point that occurs, we’re going to be very robust.”
Perez admits the opening spherical in Bahrain taught him about each his new staff and the way Verstappen will get spectacular tempo out of the Pink Bull automobile, one thing that has been tough for the second driver lately.
“I realized loads. I realized extra about Max’s driving fashion and the way the automobile needs to be pushed to extract the utmost from it. I feel that was the largest studying, I do know what steadiness I want from the automobile all through the weekend.
“I feel it’s going to be very tight with Mercedes and we’re going to see if the combat is circuit associated. It is going to be attention-grabbing to see how we’re in Imola, on a really completely different monitor to Bahrain, and see how we evaluate towards them.”