Sergio Perez has opened up on how he went from having a superb season this 12 months to having a particularly tough marketing campaign. The Mexican matched Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen after the first 4 races as they each received two races every. However, ever since, Perez has did not register a win. Even although Perez struggled after the opening few races of the marketing campaign, he but believes that his spotlight got here from the latter half of the season.
In a current interview with Motorsport Total (as quoted by Junaid), the 33-year-old said that his spotlight of the marketing campaign was the method he fought again from his stoop. The driver from Guadalajara revealed that the turning level of his season got here in Barcelona.
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Perez acknowledged that since he discovered it tough to arrange his automotive on that event, he went right into a destructive spiral and misplaced his confidence. The similar is mirrored in the factors distinction the two drivers have in the championship.
Heading into the closing race in Abu Dhabi, Verstappen has a whopping 276-point lead over Perez. Moreover, the Mexican has struggled a lot this season that even his second place in the championship was below menace from Lewis Hamilton.
It was not till Perez completed third in Las Vegas final weekend that he sealed second in the championship. However, with Perez now having sealed three podiums in his final 4 races, he appears to be rediscovering his type.
Sergio Perez believes he has efficiently addressed his troubles
While talking in the similar interview, Sergio Perez defined how he efficiently addressed his troubles in the second half of the 2023 season by constantly preventing at the prime. In his final 4 races, the Mexican has registered three top-four finishes.
Moreover, with him having clinched his first podium in Las Vegas in the previous two months, he does appear to be gaining some of his confidence again. Furthermore, as Perez’s performances have improved, the rumors of Red Bull wanting to exchange him have additionally decreased just lately.
Red Bull workforce principal Christian Horner and advisor Helmut Marko have repeatedly showcased religion in Perez. Both have typically acknowledged at varied factors of the 2023 season that Perez has been assembly expectations regardless of the staggering hole he has with Max Verstappen.
However, if the Milton Keynes outfit nonetheless do determine to exchange him, the likes of Daniel Ricciardo could possibly be the favourite. When the Australian returned to the grid with AlphaTauri a number of months in the past, he made it clear that he needs to place himself again in competition for that second Red Bull seat alongside Verstappen.