Mexican driver Sergio Perez reflects on a poor Spanish Grand Prix weekend and wishes he was afforded more seat time in order to come to grips with Red Bull's RB16B.
Perez who was a bit unwell on Saturday qualified eighth for Sunday's race meaning he was always going to face an uphill battle given how difficult it is to overtake on the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya. The Mexican racing driver nevertheless managed to make up places finishing fifth over though he wishes he had more time to acclimatise to the RB16B.
"Every time I get to the end of the weekend, I'm like, Fu**, I wish that the weekend just started now," Perez told RacingNews365.com among others.
"Given how limited track time is these days it's very hard to get up to speed. But I think this weekend was a particularly difficult one, from yesterday not being able to be at my 100 it's a big difference."
The Red Bull driver has shown flashes of pace like when he put his car on the front row during qualifying for the Emilia Romanga Grand Prix and the Mexican is focused on just keeping his head down and improving.
"I'm getting more confident with the car," Perez continued.
"I think it's important to keep making those steps and put the whole weekend together. It just takes me too long to get up to speed when we go to a new circuit I'm still adapting myself I'm still not one with the car yet.
"You can see things are coming but not together I think once we are able to put them together, definitely we have the pace to to be able to go pretty quick."
Perez will need to put in a strong showing at the Monaco Grand Prix. Pressure is starting to mount on the Mexican as Red Bull once again find themselves at a disadvantage compared to Mercedes, who have both their drivers at the front of the grid.