“I’m very lucky to have that reference in him” – Baku winner Sergio Perez was all praise for his teammate Max Verstappen as they look to win Red Bull the constructors crown.
Red Bull have had a solid start to the 2021 season, winning half of the races so far. The new pairing of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez is working wonders, with Perez bettering Verstappen’s previous teammates’ – Daniel Ricciardo, Alex Albon, and Pierre Gasly – points tally after six races at Red Bull.
Perez is in awe of Verstappen, and did not hide it, speaking to Sky F1. The former Force India driver claimed Verstappen doesn’t take a day off and is consistent throughout the weekend.
“Max is a tremendous talent. From the first lap in FP1 to the last lap on Sunday he is 100 percent.
“You see with other drivers that they have days off. He doesn’t do that and is delivering at a very high level. I’m very lucky to have that reference in him.”
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Sergio Perez not a fan of shorter practice sessions
While the reduction in the duration of practice sessions on Fridays from 90 to 60 minutes has made things exciting for the viewers, Perez is not very pleased with it. He has found it difficult to make set-up changes within the sessions.
This is something drivers who have made drastic team changes this season will allude to. Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel are driving a Mercedes-powered car for the first time, while Carlos Sainz made the switch from Renault engines to Ferrari.
“There is just so little time now and you can hardly do a set-up change in session, so it’s made it harder for those drivers who have changed teams, but overall it is still the same for everyone.”