Perez praises Albon honesty, Crimson Bull teamwork in serving to him ship
Sergio Perez says the best way Alex Albon overtly informed him of the difficulties he’d confronted with the Crimson Bull automobile helped the Mexican settle in additional shortly and ship his first victory in Azerbaijan.
Albon had a tough 2020 season alongside Max Verstappen, choosing up two podiums however usually failing to be within the combine on the entrance and leaving his teammate preventing two Mercedes vehicles alone. On the finish of the yr, Crimson Bull went exterior of its driver pool to signal Perez, and he duly gained his sixth race for the crew in Baku. Perez praised the crew spirit that has helped him carry out after Verstappen stayed to rejoice after his retirement whereas main.
“I feel we’ve acquired a fairly good crew,” Perez stated. “I feel what Max did was nice to see. He actually deserved the win — he did all the things excellent that weekend, he was simply very unfortunate.
“And with Alex as nicely, he’s placing in a lot work into the simulator and with the engineers. I keep in mind once I got here right here, you wouldn’t anticipate him to be so open in a method with me, however he defined to me all the problems that he had and the way the automobile works.
“That was very good since day one to have from him, so I actually appreciated that. And I admire the work he’s doing weekend after weekend with the crew and within the simulator. That is teamwork and finally we’re there thanks to each single particular person on this crew.”
With Albon having misplaced his seat after Crimson Bull not often had two vehicles competing on the entrance, Perez says his win is much more essential as a result of it reveals the crew it has all of the instruments it must win the constructors’ title.
“I really feel very, very proud to start with. It’s a victory that actually reveals the quantity of labor that we’ve put in since principally the first of January, and it simply reveals arduous work all the time pays off. So I’m very proud and it’s an incredible enhance for the entire crew to know that we’ve acquired two vehicles that we are able to combat with, and we actually wish to win this championship.”