Sergio Perez has admitted that consistency is an issue that he is aiming to tackle in order to challenge for the 2023 Drivers' Championship.
The Red Bull driver had a strong start to the season; a victory in Monaco and a run of podiums kept him within reach of the lead of the Drivers' Championship.
However, teammate Max Verstappen's form improved over the course of the season, and the Dutchman went on to secure a second Drivers' title with considerable ease.
Speaking ahead of the Brazilian GP, Perez conceded that reliability issues and his own lack of consistency was a big problem in his own 2022 title challenge.
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"It certainly started really well; we had some reliability issues in the beginning, but things were looking good on track. We were in the mix for the championship early on," Perez told media, including RacingNews365.com.
"I certainly had a couple of bad races that really put me out of contention for the championship.
"So, there is some work to do in that regard, working with the team to make sure that we can keep that consistency throughout and we can come back next year and fight for the title, if we were to have a similar level of car for next year.
"It's important that we finish our season on a high so that we can come back next year and start strong throughout the season."
The Mexican is currently battling Ferrari's Charles Leclerc for P2 in the Drivers' Championship, a contest he leads by five points.
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