“It is just a very different world”– Sergio Perez confesses that Red Bull’s working is tougher than he ever expected before joining.
Red Bull after struggling in replacing Daniel Ricciardo’s influence in the team by hiring Pierre Gasly and Alex Albon, finally got their gaze on Sergio Perez, who is so far been able to stand on their expectations.
But even the Mexican had a rocky start in Red Bull, and now has revealed that he had difficulty in settling with the world environment of the Milton-Keynes based team.
“We all know in this business how good Max is, he delivers at an extremely high level since FP1,” said Perez when asked by The Race if being benchmarked against Verstappen contributed to the move proving harder than expected.
“But I’m focused on my side, on trying to get fully comfortable with things, fully up to speed with just driving the car. It was just a very different world from what I was used to.”
“There are probably teams out there that are similar to others, but I went to another extreme. So I think that that made that a bit harder,” he added.
I am progressing every day
Although Perez is not feeling all hopeless, as after the initial debacles, he has started giving results, and now stands third in the championship with 96 points.
“But I am getting there. I think every single weekend we see good improvement and I see no reason why I cannot get any better in the next five races, to go another step.
“So I think I’m happy with it my progression so far, with the level that I’m delivering. But obviously, it’s not enough and I want more than that.”