Perez “not too involved” by problem of reversing five-race qualifying droop


Sergio Perez is assured he’ll have the ability to reverse his latest poor run of ends in qualifying, which continued final weekend.

Whereas his staff mate Max Verstappen has began the final 5 races from pole place, Perez has lined up no larger than eleventh, and hasn’t appeared in Q3 because the Miami Grand Prix two months in the past.

Perez will work on the difficulties he’s had in a session on the Pink Bull simulator at the moment.

“I believe it’s simply the quantity of particulars,” he defined. “I’ve change into a little bit bit extra delicate to the automobile in the previous few races, particularly on Saturday when on low gasoline. It’s one thing that I’m going to be engaged on already from tomorrow [Monday] within the simulator with the staff.

“We’ve got some concepts [about] how we function in such a small window of element. It’s simply that we want a robust Saturday and the optimistic factor is that the tempo is there on Sundays the place on the finish of the day the factors are given. However we simply need to type it out and have a clear weekend as a result of the tempo is there.”

Rain has affected a number of of the final 5 qualifying classes, which Perez stated has contributed to his difficulties within the automobile.

“I believe it’s with my driving, how I’m approaching the Saturdays, how we’re doing it as a staff. We simply need to determine it out, the quantity of element. For instance, the final qualifying [sessions] that I’ve had they’ve been in changeable circumstances and it’s the place lots of element is available in play.”

“So I’m not too involved, I believe we had an amazing Friday by way of tempo, we simply need to type out the qualifying and we’ll be high-quality.”

Perez completed yesterday’s race sixth after lining up fifteenth on the grid. “Nothing labored at the moment,” he stated afterwards.

“I had an amazing launch, however then I used to be pushed off by Ocon on lap one. I misplaced positions as an alternative of gaining, so it simply made it more durable, the restoration.”

He collided with Nico Hulkenberg at one stage as he tried to make up floor. “We clipped, I believe I used to be fortunate to not get a puncture,” Perez stated, calling it “a little bit race incident.”

He misplaced additional floor when he pitted shortly earlier than the Security Automotive was deployed. “I used an excessive amount of my tyres on the primary stint, after which we boxed I believe three laps earlier than the Security Automotive. So it wasn’t meant to be, however ultimately we we gave all of it and we did what we presumably might.”

Regardless of having fallen 99 factors behind Verstappen within the championship, Perez remained upbeat about his possibilities over the rest of the season.

“We’re making lots of progress as a result of the tempo is there on Sundays,” he stated. “But it surely’s simply the entire weekend general. We’ve had a number of unhealthy weekends however on the finish of the day it solely issues the place we end in Abu Dhabi.

“So it’s a protracted season nonetheless, and I totally imagine that I can get my season again on-track.”

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