“Don’t have both cars on the same spec”– Sergio Perez revises his driving style in RB16B, as they have different specs in their car.
Sergio Perez bursting in with a great form with Red Bull would have delighted both Christian Horner and Helmut Marko. And now, with enough gap against Mercedes, Perez is allowed to revise his driving strategy.
Earlier the both Max Verstappen and Perez had similar specs in their cars, which was also a bit uncomfortable for the Mexican in between, but now according to him, they no more share the same setup.
“We’ve been exploring a lot the car, and we took this opportunity to get to know the car a lot better, from the reference we had. So in the end, we made the right adjustments,” he is quoted by Motorsport.com. “I’m starting to find my own way, my own direction progressively.
“And yeah, also when you don’t have both cars on the same spec, on the same aerodynamic spec, it’s harder to compare, you know, to compare set-up. So it’s important that we go our [own] route in this case.”
A year more with Red Bull?
Perez could not have done better with Red Bull, with limited time to settle and amidst multiple freezes. He currently stands third in the drivers’ championship standings.
Moreover, he has managed to achieve what the Red Bull management always wanted to have from Alex Albon and Pierre Gasly. Thus, it has been reported by Marca that Perez is near to getting an extension with the Milton-Keynes based team.
Fairly, nine races are a good enough sample for Red Bull to judge Perez, and if a few more races go well for him out of the next 14 races, then there is probably nothing to stop that deal.
But the biggest objective of Red Bull is to win the championship this year, and Perez has a vital role to play in it.