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Sergio Perez

Perez states Imola not ideal for drivers at new teams: One of the most difficult tracks

The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix proved to be a tricky one for drivers, with those that made the switch to new teams seemingly at a bigger disadvantage. Sergio Perez echoed those sentiments.

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Sergio Perez believes if there is one track you don't want to visit in your second race for a new team, it's Imola.

The Mexican had a race to forget despite starting from second position, ahead of teammate Max Verstappen. Unfortunately for Checo rainy conditions got the better of him as he quickly fell to fourth after the start.

Things didn't improve from there as Perez was handed a penalty for regaining positions lost while going off track under the safety car, before spinning after the restart. While the tricky conditions played a factor in the Mexican's struggles, it isn't all that surprising given his comments about the challenges that a track like Imola poses for a driver at a new team.

"If there is a place that you don't want to come to in your second race with a new team, it's probably Imola," Perez told RacingNews365.com and other members of the media following qualifying. "It's one of the most difficult circuits around to put a lap together.

"It's so narrow you are millimeters away from the grass."

Although the race at Imola didn't go to plan for Perez, qualifying did with the Mexican starting second. He's hopeful his performances on Saturday can provide a confidence boost to not only himself, but the team as well.

"It's a good confidence boost, not just for myself but also for the team to make them feel that they have both drivers that can push the team forward together," Perez added. "That's that's an important bit and hopefully from here on, we just keep that progress."

RN365 News dossier F1 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

The latest news about the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix straight from the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari.

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