Sergio Perez finally had another solid performance at the Italian Grand Prix. He wants to continue that line on the Sochi Autodrom, a track on which he has always performed very well until now.
Sergio Perez has finished in the points at every Russian Grand Prix so far. The Mexican is therefore looking forward to the race at the Sochi Autodrom, a circuit that he says suits him well.
“It’s a track I like to drive on and a track that suits my driving style, especially during the races. Tire wear is low on this track, but the track is tough on the rear tires. That’s something that suits me well and in the past this gave me the opportunity to get good results here.”
In Baku, Perez achieved his best result for Red Bull to date with a win. However, according to him, the Sochi Autodrom is not comparable to the circuit in the streets of Baku. “Some of the corners match, but the asphalt is different and the walls are further away from the track. That makes it different.”
Red Bull has never won on Russian soil. Mercedes has ruled with an iron hand at the Sochi Autodrom for years, but the Mexican thinks this can come to an end. “In Monza we were also much closer than before and than thought. We traveled here with high expectations and hope to be very close to it, or even before it.”
Perez may then have to save the chestnuts from the fire on behalf of Red Bull, because Max Verstappen is waiting for a grid penalty of at least three places. If the Dutchman decides to change his engine, he has to start at the back himself.
Teammate Perez fueled confidence with his strong race at Monza. “We’ve had some bad races in a row, so it was important to put in a good performance. Unfortunately we lost our podium, but we performed well on a track that doesn’t suit our car.”