Red Bull driver Sergio Perez is eager to take the fight for the driver’s championship to his teammate, Max Verstappen. After the first three Grands Prix of the season, Max is 15 points ahead of Checo. But the Mexican has an excellent chance to even the score between the two in the next Grand Prix.
The Azerbaijan Grand Prix is a street circuit. Sergio Perez is famous for his expertise in sprint tracks. He has already won in Saudia Arabia. But he had a tough time in Australia. Checo could not maintain the momentum in Melbourne. However, his fans will hope that Sergio Perez gets back the momentum on his favorite kind of race track. And looks like Checo himself has warned his team for the same.
Sergio Perez Wants To Get On It As Soon As They Roll Out In Baku
Reportedly, Perez wants a “minute one perfection” from his team in Baku, Azerbaijan. The sprint format will be tricky for F1 teams. But Red Bull had a great result last year in Baku. Max Verstappen won the race. Sergio Perez came second. However, this time Checo will be keen on beating his teammate. He mentioned in a recent interview, “The weekend race in Baku is going to be tricky. But before it begins, every team is on the same level. We just need to be on it immediately, as we start on Friday.” The Mexican looks forward to his team showing the same level of commitment that they have maintained since last year.
Albeit, Checo’s team had a tough time in the last Grand Prix. And he is looking forward to keeping consistency this year. Apparently, Sergio Perez is excited about the prospect of the RB19 car. He mentioned that he could not wait to get back to the car. But Checo expressed the value of the short breaks before each Grand Prix. He even noted that it gives the teams the time to discuss and chalk out plans for the upcoming races. Also, they get to work out in the gym. The Mexican mentioned the value of spending time with the team away from the race tracks and more in the factory.
Is The F1 Calendar Putting Too Much Pressure On The Cars?
This year, the F1 teams have got a comparatively long break after the Australian Grand Prix. But for Red Bull, there is no room to get complacent as there are twenty more races to go in the remaining year. Nobody knows how much pressure these teams’ cars can take. The cars may act in a certain way in the beginning, but later due to a lot of pressure on the engines and other parts may cause the performance to start degrading. Formula One has changed a lot in the last decade. There was a time when there were only eight races in a season to determine the world champion.
But this year, there are 23 Grands Prix. Max Verstappen, the current champion, is not a fan of increasing the number of races. The reason is the inverse proportion of the time and the number of races. Less time and way more races. There are five races scheduled for varieties of race racks in six weeks. Hence, no time for the drivers, cars, or the teams to use even a short period of break.