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Sergio Perez

Perez tests new Red Bull: Very different to what I'm used to

The new Red Bull driver has a lot to look forward to as he prepares for the start of the 2021 Formula 1 season but knows he must adapt quickly to his new team and the new car

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Sergio Perez visited the Red Bull factory for the first time in the middle of January and has spent two days on the simulator.

He says there is a lot to learn and admits it will take time to get used to. There are just three days of pre-season testing this year so Perez is eager to get on top of the car quickly.

"I've tried the new car (on the simulator) and it's very different to what I'm used to. But at the end of the day it is still a Formula 1 car so there are no excuses," said the Mexican.

"It's going to be very limited testing this year, but it's the same for everybody. There are a lot of drivers changing teams, so it will be nice to see who laps the fastest in their new team."

Perez is also excited to work with Honda and wants to give them the championship after the announcement that the Japanese manufacturer will leave Formula 1 at the end of the year.

The Mexican believes Honda are pushing very hard to bring developments to the car for the start of the season in Bahrain.

"I am so much looking forward to working with all of them, all the engineers. We definitely want all of the Red Bull family to leave them on top and give them that championship. We will give them everything for it and have a great season together," Perez added.

The highlight of the year for Perez is set to be the Mexican Grand Prix. Perez became the first Mexican driver to win a race in F1 for 50 years at last year's Sakhir Grand Prix which ignited a campaign to keep him in the sport.

"It was very, very special. I was aware of that campaign. I've given everything to that team and I wasn't expecting that, but I got all the support from my fans, my people in Mexico and it was certainly something that kept me motivated. I cannot wait to drive a Red Bull in the Mexican Grand Prix. It's going to be tremendous and I'm sure there are lots of Mexicans that love Red Bull now," he concluded.


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