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Sergio Perez pressured to “change” F1 driving fashion to problem dominant Max Verstappen | F1

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Because the Miami Grand Prix in Might, Verstappen has gained eight consecutive races, whereas Perez has completed on the rostrum simply 4 occasions.

Throughout the identical interval, Perez failed to achieve Q3 in 5 consecutive races.

Previous to the summer season break, he appeared to show a nook, securing a distant second behind Verstappen on the Belgian Grand Prix.

Talking forward of the F1 Dutch Grand Prix, Perez confirmed he’s needed to alter his driving fashion as a consequence of how the RB19 has been developed.

“Yeah, it was fairly necessary to complete robust the final two races, particularly there is no such thing as a secret because the automobile developed I struggled somewhat bit extra,” he stated. 

“Issues weren’t coming naturally anymore, and I needed to go very deep on my driving fashion, adapt to it fairly a bit and alter it as a result of the automobile has merely modified, and I believe within the final two races had been loads higher in that regard.”

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Perez was then requested if the automobile improvement was extra suited to teammate Verstappen – a idea put ahead by many given how a lot the Mexican has struggled, he replied: “I believe on the finish of the day the group is making an attempt to make the quickest automobile. Typically the event fits one fashion higher than different, that’s the way it works?”

The 33-year-old sits over 120 factors behind Verstappen, who appears to be like set to safe a 3rd consecutive title within the close to distant future.

Regardless of Verstappen’s dominant run, Perez is taking motivation from it on condition that it reveals how nice the Pink Bull bundle is.

“Yeah, actually, it hasn’t been simple for me as a result of I do know the automobile potential,” he added. “Max has been exploiting that however whenever you don’t actually have that feeling that you realize that your automobile has huge potential its not a straightforward state of affairs to be in as a driver. 

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“However actually we’ve got a terrific race automobile, and we simply should be sure that we utilise it, since you by no means know whenever you’re going to have a automobile pretty much as good as this one.”

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