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Sergio Perez

Perez: I'm not concerned at all

The Red Bull driver believes he needs to find some time to join the battle for pole position at the Styrian Grand Prix after trailing Max Verstappen by a significant margin.

Verstappen Austria 2021
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Sergio Perez is not worried about finding lap time in his car overnight which enable him to join the fight at the front of the field for the Styrian GP.

Perez had a difficult day and was over half a second behind teammate Max Verstappen in the second practice session despite the short lap.

"I think we do have good pace and the long runs seem to be promising," Perez told the press. "If we’re able to find a couple of tenths overnight then we should be in the fight tomorrow and hopefully we can put a good lap together in Q3. Finding a few tenths makes a huge difference.

"In FP2, I had an issue where I was not so comfortable in the car. I probably went down the wrong direction so I'm not concerned at all."

Similarly to his French GP, Perez thinks the car got better as the afternoon practice session progressed at the Red Bull Ring.

“Track conditions were tricky at the start of FP2 but they improved throughout the session," said Perez. "From our side we need to do a bit of fine tuning as there’s definitely some more potential in the car and finding a few tenths here makes a huge difference.

"I’m still learning the best set-up adjustments for the car and as usual, taking my time with the engineers to get that right."

F1 2021 Styrian Grand Prix RN365 News dossier


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