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Formula 1

Perez: Things should be good once I get on top of Red Bull

Red Bull continued their strong form during winter testing in Bahrain with Sergio Perez registering the fastest time during Sunday's morning session. The Mexican sees reason for optimism.

Perez Bahrain
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Sergio Perez believes there is still more to come from Red Bull's RB16B once he settles in with the team despite topping the timing sheet on Sunday morning.

The Mexican continued the Milton Keynes outfit strong start to the campaign with an impressive showing on the final day of testing in Bahrain, and while he admits the car is different to the Racing Point he drove last year, he sees reason for optimism the more he familiarises himself with his new surroundings.

"They are obviously very different in many aspects," Perez told RacingNews365.com and other members of the media. "Each of the cars are very different. So you have to adapt to a different car to a different style, but this car has good potential in it. Once I get on top of the car we should be looking good."

Max Verstappen believes Red Bull are further along than they were ahead of the start of last season, though Perez thinks he will need some time to fully get up to speed following his change in teams.

"There's definitely good potential with the car," Perez added. "There's obviously areas to focus on but the overall picture is a positive one.

"Ideally I would like more running time. When I finish my half day and think that was it, and that I have to jump into a race, it's crazy to think but that's how it is. Changing teams is not ideal, so I think those that have changed will be at a disadvantage compared to people that have experience with their teams. So we just have to make the most of it, but it's certainly very little time."


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