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Sergio Perez

Perez aiming for win to repay Red Bull after 'disaster'

Sergio Perez is determined to return to the P1 spot in order to maintain his championship challenge to Max Verstappen following a nightmare weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix.

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Sergio Perez is aiming to win the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix to repay his Red Bull team after a "disaster" in Monaco.

The Mexican had a nightmarish weekend in Monte Carlo, with a crash in qualifying putting him at the back of the grid. He went on to finish Sunday's race in 16th place.

Consequently, Perez hopes to bounce back as F1 heads to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

"Monaco was a disaster for me," Perez said.

"Everything that could have gone wrong went wrong. So this weekend is all about starting again and making sure we get back to the high standards we have set all season.

"I want to repay my team for all their hard work with a good result in Barcelona."

Perez: I need to be consistent to pressure Verstappen

After failing to score points in Monaco, Perez has slipped back in the championship battle with teammate Max Verstappen.

The Dutchman now leads the title race by 39 points, meaning that Perez is aware of the need to pick up some wins in order to close the gap.

"We know we have the quickest car out there on the right day and this circuit should suit us," Perez explained.

"I just need to make sure I have a perfect weekend from start to finish.

"I need to be consistent to maintain any pressure on Max in the Championship and I need to pick up some wins. If I can get it right here the win is achievable and that's the aim, as always."

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