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Perez and Hamilton side by side during press conference in Jeddah

Perez and Hamilton side by side during press conference in Jeddah

15 March - 15:47 Last update: 16:04

The Grand Prix weekend in Saudi Arabia kicks off with the drivers' press conference. Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton, in particular, will face a lot of questions this time.

The Thursday of a Formula 1 weekend is always dominated by media activities. Drivers report to the press conference or the box in front of the television. Max Verstappen reports to the second group this weekend, his teammate Sergio Perez is expected at the second part of the press conference on Thursday.

Press moments in Saudi Arabia

Perez still took pole in Jeddah in 2022, but saw a victory go up in smoke due to a safety car just after his own pit stop. On street circuits, Perez is normally very good and so he will be angling for victory in the Middle East.

Alongside Perez, Hamilton will also take his seat, who may still be coming to terms with the Bahrain setback. Mercedes once again failed to get it right in 2023 and between races Mercedes also published a letter of apology to fans. Alongside Hamilton and Perez are Lance Stroll, Kevin Magnussen and Esteban Ocon. In the first press conference block, Valtteri Bottas, Yuki Tsunoda, Carlos Sainz, Lando Norris and Alexander Albon slide in.

On Friday, it is then the turn of team personnel. In this case, it is about the team bosses. Between the first and second free practice sessions, Franz Tost, Toto Wolff, James Vowles and Alfa Romeo team representative Alessandro Alunni Bravi will be present.