Perez admits “horrible” Australian GP qualifying “actually knocked my confidence”

Sergio Perez says he’s rebuilding his confidence after his disastrous Saturday on the Australian Grand Prix 4 weeks in the past.

The Crimson Bull driver was eradicated within the first spherical of qualifying at Melbourne after skidding off at flip three. He encountered persistent hassle braking at a number of factors across the circuit through the previous observe session.

He loved a smoother qualifying in session in Baku, taking third on the grid, having been only a tenth of a second slower than staff mate Max Verstappen. “It’s significantly better being P3 than not even making it by way of Q1,” he mirrored afterwards.

“I believe I’m getting again my confidence,” mentioned Perez. “It actually knocked my confidence fairly a bit, if I’m sincere, what occurred in Melbourne.

“Particularly with a three-week break and you then go straight into qualifying, just about. It’s all about braking right here, having that confidence on the braking and I believe I’m getting there.”

Going into this weekend Perez mentioned his Melbourne struggles “clearly keep behind your thoughts” however he had gained some understanding of what had gone incorrect.

“It’s a must to reset your self and transfer on from that. I believe there have been many particular points that we had, all that day.

“It was a horrible day that Saturday, FP3 and quali, actually dangerous. However I believe we understood quite a lot of the issues that we had.

“It was not only a single downside that might be very easy simply to do away with. It was a mix of some issues that brought on us to have these issues.”

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