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Perez looking forward to 'unique challenge' at Monza

Perez looking forward to 'unique challenge' at Monza

07-09-2021 17:41 Last update: 19:23
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After a relatively strong recovery drive at Zandvoort, Sergio Perez knows he needs to deliver in qualifying this weekend at Monza, where the final part of the triple header will take place. In a preview, Perez argues why qualifying is so important at the Italian temple of speed.

In a Q&A from Red Bull Racing, Perez looked ahead to Friday at the Monza Autodrome as follows: "Monza is a unique challenge with everyone fighting in qualifying to get close to each other for a tow. If you get it right it can make all the difference but it can also become a mess as we’ve seen in previous years so it’s important to get it right."

Perez continued, and like his teammate, knows that the battle with Mercedes is going to be a tough one this weekend. "With Mercedes' top speed I don't expect Monza to be our strongest track but hopefully we'll be in the fight", said the Mexican.

Sprint race

Monza is also the chosen venue for the second sprint qualifier of this season. "I’m hoping for a better and more straightforward weekend with the Sprint Race format", Perez said. "The last race we tried it was at Silverstone and I made a mistake which ruined our weekend. It didn’t go to plan so I am looking forward to starting a fresh and seeing how this one plays out."

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