Perez on teamwork: 'Important that Verstappen and I help each other out'

21-09-2021 18:06 | Updated: 21-09-2021 19:37
by GPblog.com
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Perez on teamwork: 'Important that Verstappen and I help each other out'

Sergio Perez had a strong weekend at Monza. The Mexican drove from ninth to fourth place on Sunday. Due to a time penalty, he, unfortunately, missed the podium, but it was still a good result.

"We knew going into Monza that it wasn't our best track and it was a shame to lose the podium after the race with the penalty, but there are plenty of positives to take from the weekend. We're going to a very different kind of track in Russia and so I really hope we can continue our form and start strong on Friday", Perez said in  Red Bull Racing's official press release.

Max Verstappen owed his third place in Friday's qualifying at Monza to Perez, who gave him a slipstream. "It is very important we help each other out and try to get the most from each weekend for the Team, especially as we come towards the end of the season where there are fewer races to capitalise on."

End of Mercedes dominance?

"Mercedes have won every race at Sochi since 2014 so they're the favourites this weekend. They're definitely going to be hard to beat but like always we will give it our best. Sochi is a track I like because it is very technical, fast and fluid which I think makes qualifying quite exciting", the Red Bull driver finished. The team are currently eighteen points behind Mercedes in the constructors' championship, so they will be looking to get the most out of the car this weekend.

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