Checo Pérez, with his sights on the 1st podium of the year
Checo Pérez has great potential to climb onto the podium, but for this he will have to do his best against the multi-champ, Lewis Hamilton, and his teammate, Max Verstappen
Italy – Mexican Sergio Perez (Red Bull) He is looking for the first podium for this year, where he will start in the first row after having signed the best qualifying session of his life.
“Czech” He was just 35K behind the title defender and first captain in a World Cup. The Dutchman will attack from the third position Max VerstappenThe other Red Bull driver.
“I didn’t expect to be in second place,” Checo admitted after finishing the best qualifying session of his career. He celebrated “I made a mistake and held the weekend for the team, but we were able to come back and show that progress.”
Czech Perez He stressed the importance of being second on the grid, although he considered that he could have snatched first place from Britain’s Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) had he not made a mistake in the last corner.
“Sunday is what matters and whatever can happen. We are in a different strategy than Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen (his Red Bull partner, who will start third). It’s going to be fun. The important thing is scoring points and compiling,” he said.
“I needed that clean qualification. Whether the strategy was correct or not, I think there is not much in between, so we are definitely in tomorrow’s match (Sunday).”
With the purpose Chico’s fatherz, it was important to show speed and more on a circuit like Autódromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari. He has done so and will start the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix from second place.
But yes Czech Perez He moved from the last to the fifth in Sakhir, why is the qualification so important? Yes, it happened in Bahrain, but this circle is designed to pass: it is wide, and the second and third sectors lead to cars that follow each other and can attack each other.
This circuit is old school: Thinner; There aren’t many escape areas paved so cars waste a lot of time in sand traps or get stuck; It has fewer favorable angles for scrolling, plus there are more than Sakhir’s (19 vs. 15).
Therefore, it would not be surprising if Czech Climb on the platform, until you fight side by side for the 1st place before Lewis Hamilton And his teammate, Max Verstappen.
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