Sergio Perez is looking for a fresh start as he heads into the Canadian Grand Prix this weekend. The Red Bull driver is currently 53 points behind his teammate and championship leader, Max Verstappen, after seven races that have all been won by Red Bull.
Earlier in the season, Perez had been in contention for the overall lead, but missed out on seizing the opportunity in Miami, finished fourth in Spain, and had a disappointing outing in Monaco. In contrast, Verstappen has been dominant, winning five races and finishing second in the other two.
Speaking ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix, Perez expressed his desire to reset and return to the form he had shown earlier in the season. He acknowledged his mistakes in Monaco and Barcelona, where tricky conditions affected his performance, but he remains optimistic about the potential of the Red Bull car.
Red Bull team boss, Christian Horner, had suggested that with the points gap between Perez and Verstappen, the Mexican driver might feel less pressure and have lower expectations. However, Perez disagreed, emphasizing the need for both drivers to deliver their best performance in every race.
Looking ahead to the Canadian Grand Prix, Perez stressed the importance of consistency and avoiding any more “bad weekends.” He pointed out that he has only achieved one podium finish in Montreal back in 2012 and is determined to improve on that record.
As the season progresses, Perez aims to get rid of any setbacks and capitalize on the strong car he has at his disposal. He remains focused on achieving podium finishes and victories for the remainder of the year.