Sergio Perez feels more at home with Red Bull this year: “I definitely feel more comfortable”

Sergio Perez feels more comfortable after spending one year at Red Bull

Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez fully trusts the team.

Sergio Perez has had a stellar start to the season for Red Bull, which wasn’t the case last year. There were promising performances like Baku in 2021 which gave a sense of hope to Christian Horner but nothing close to consistent enough for him to cement that coveted place in one of the most competitive teams. Red Bull has always had this mindset that either you perform or you leave, as we saw in the case of Pierre Gasly and Alex Albon.

It’s not easy for everyone to take the plunge into such a competitive surrounding and make it work. For example, a talented driver like Pierre Gasly just couldn’t secure a podium despite having a competitive car with Red Bull. But, fortunately, Sergio Perez has been able to get on top of that RB-18 and extract the most out of it. Nobody ever questioned the talent he had, it was just about converting that talent into productive results.

Christian Horner must have a headache ever since Sergio has matched Max Verstappen stride for stride, but a headache he wouldn’t mind. Sergio Perez was always perceived as a driver who was signed from Racing Point to play second fiddle to Max Verstappen but his recent performances have established his potential to challenge Max Verstappen for the world championship.

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Sergio Perez feels more comfortable after spending one year at Red Bull

Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez confirmed that it took a year for him to settle into the team but now he feels at ease. In a recent interview, he said, “For example, it took me a bit longer to adapt to last year’s car. This year I can feel that already from FP1 I can start working on the car instead of working how to exploit the maximum out of the car. So that’s a huge difference over the weekend.

“When I go into qualifying I’m much more prepared and similarly when I go into the race I think we’ve got a good platform.

I’m confident with the car and I know what I have to do with the team to take the most out of it,” as reported by gpblog.

Sergio Perez has proved a lot of people wrong who thought he will be the ‘low man on the totem pole’ at Red Bull. This year could be Sergio Perez’s chance to win the championship if he can replicate performances like Monaco and avoid mistakes like the one committed in Q3 at the Canada GP Qualifying.

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