Although Sergio Perez wasn't able to put in a strong showing in Spain, the Mexican is looking to make amends this weekend at the F1 Monaco Grand Prix.
Having only shown flashes of what he is capable of so far in 2021, Perez has yet to deliver a performance that made him one of the standout performers in 2020. The Mexican is looking to change that this weekend in Monaco, where Red Bull have been strong in the past.
"Historically Red Bull has been strong in Monaco so I hope we are able to fight for the win," Perez said in a press release ahead of this weekend's race. "You need a lot of confidence with the car there because the margin for error is so small. I’m feeling more confident with the car so I hope I am able to show that throughout the weekend.
"I’m also looking forward to seeing the fans, the atmosphere is so different without them."
Reflecting on the Spanish Grand Prix that saw him follow behind Daniel Ricciardo for much of the race, Perez revealed the pace of the McLaren down the straight made it tough for him to get past.
"I was aiming for the overtake in Turn 1, McLaren were very fast in a straight line so that obviously made things a bit harder for us," Perez added. "I finally managed to make the move but it was just too late in the race.
"It was a tough weekend and it was compromised by the poor performance on Saturday in qualifying, I wasn’t 100 percent physically so I did struggle but I’m back to full fitness now.
"Looking ahead I’m getting more comfortable with the car so I hope we are able to show that in Monaco and put in a good performance on Saturday."