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Sergio Perez

Perez searching for lost Red Bull helmet ahead of Miami race

Sergio Perez says he has lost one of his helmets ahead of the Miami Grand Prix, misplaced during a promotional stunt that showed him lapping the new circuit in Florida.

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Sergio Perez is searching for a helmet, lost in Florida, ahead of the upcoming 2022 Miami Grand Prix.

When cars next take to the track, the sport will be back in Florida for the first time since 1959 (when F1 visited Sebring).

The newly-built circuit will circle the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, a track packed with tight corners and long straights.

If a recent Red Bull promotional video is to be believed, Perez has already driven the track, becoming the first on the current grid to do so.

Perez has lost one of his race helmets

But the team's shoot in Miami did not go entirely to plan, he has revealed, with one of his race helmets having gone missing.

"Someone took my helmet," revealed Perez, speaking to members of the media, including RacingNews365.com, when asked for his first thoughts on the Miami track.

"I am still looking for my helmet. I don't know where it is so far! Hopefully I will be able to find it later."

"I can do more but I'm happy for Max"

Red Bull head into F1's new Miami event in fine form, having taken a maximum 44 points on race day at Imola.

That saw them close the gap to leaders Ferrari, with Max Verstappen - who also claimed victory in the Sprint - breathing fresh life into his World Championship fight.

Perez said: "We've been so unlucky. The start has been so difficult for us, so I'm very pleased to see everyone on my team is smiling.

"We just have to keep working. I think there are still a few bits that we have to make better to get closer to the win, but I'm very happy that Max got it."

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