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Sergio Perez

Perez targets 'perfect' Mexican weekend after US concession

The Mexican has high hopes about achieving a podium in front of his adoring home crowd at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

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Sergio Perez wants to have a "perfect weekend" at the Mexico City Grand Prix, after conceding he did not show his full potential in the United States.

After trailing team-mate Max Verstappen throughout the weekend, the Mexican finished fifth on the road but ended up fourth with the disqualification of Lewis Hamilton.

Perez is hoping for a better showing at his home race, where Verstappen as topped all three practice sessions heading into qualifying.

The Red Bull driver has a pair of third-place finishes in 2021 and 2022 in front of his adoring home crowd - and insists he wants to deliver a faultless weekend when it matters.

Perez: We made a lot of progress

"It's the weekend that you want to be perfect and that you want to maximise your result," Perez told media, including RacingNews365.

"If there's one particular grand prix that you want to win, it’s your home Grand Prix."

Perez put much of his deficit relative to Verstappen in the US down to the Sprint weekend format, which only gives drivers an hour of practice before being thrown into qualifying.

"We made a lot of progress. Unfortunately, we didn't really get to show the full potential we had and with the Sprint event, we ended up taking the wrong direction with the car," he explained.

"Like a lot of people did, even Mercedes and Ferrari - it's what happens in those sorts of events.

"So we ended up just taking the wrong direction with it and I believe that we made some really good progress."

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