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Perez seeking Saudi GP redemption: My turn to win

Sergio Perez is aiming for the top step of the Saudi Arabian GP podium after losing out on victory at the 2022 event.

Sergio Perez was denied the opportunity to claim a Formula 1 victory at last season's race at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit. After securing his only F1 pole position during qualifying for the 2022 event, the Mexican was caught out by an early Safety Car period, which allowed rivals Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen to make 'cheap' pit stops and take the lead of the race. Perez finished fourth behind Carlos Sainz, and struggled to hide his disappointment after the race. Looking ahead to this year's race, Perez is hoping the 2023 event will be 'his turn to win' in Saudi Arabia. "We have to try and keep the momentum going from Bahrain," said Perez. "There are definitely a lot of improvements we can still do, to try and make our car better. We gathered plenty of information from the first race and we have been doing a lot of work behind the scenes. "It will be very interesting to see how everyone performs in Jeddah this week, it is a very different track to Bahrain. "I am looking forward to going back to this circuit after getting pole in 2022. I was very unlucky last year with the timing of the safety car while leading the race so hopefully it can be my turn to win."

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