Sergio Perez has outlined important learnings from his successful weekend at the Belgian Grand Prix.
The Mexican has struggled to qualify inside of the top ten in recent races, suffering from a fifth straight early exit during the British Grand Prix.
This gave him the worst qualifying run for a Red Bull driver in 16 years, when David Coulthard had an average starting position of 15th in 2007 over the course of five races.
At the race in Belgium, the Mexican qualified inside the of the top three and managed to follow through with a second place in the Grand Prix - his best finish since the Miami GP.
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Perez: Learn a lot from clean races
Perez outlined the most satisfying aspect of his performance when speaking to media, including RacingNews365: "I think just getting that form back.
"We were on the podium in Hungary and I think having these sort of races in clean air, is where you learn a lot and you make those steps in the coming races.
"Because my last few races have been a bit of… yeah, very hard to get a proper read on them. The way you have to race with dirty air, and so on.
"So that to me, I think is where we’re going to be learning the most on that stint on free air and the second stint as well."
Perez added that he feels the summer break will be key for his side of the garage to regroup ahead of the final 10 races of the season.
He explained: "It [summer break] gives us a bit of time to go deep on our analysis, see what we can improve for the next ten races and, basically keep the momentum going for the end of the season."