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Sergio Perez

The Verstappen achievement Perez is aiming to emulate

Having fallen further behind Max Verstappen in the World Championship standings, Sergio Perez is keen to have stronger weekends in the manner of his Red Bull teammate.

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Sergio Perez has admitted that he needs to emulate Max Verstappen's consistency for the rest of the 2023 Formula 1 season.

Red Bull have claimed every race victory so far in the campaign, with Perez responsible for two of these in Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan.

However, since then the momentum has been with Verstappen, who has now stretched out a lead of 69 points over Perez in the World Championship standings.

Looking ahead to the remainder of the season, Perez has acknowledged that he has to build stronger weekends in the manner of Verstappen.

Perez: I cannot afford bad weekends anymore

"I think [Verstappen] has been able to deliver when it matters – in qualifying – and he hasn't had a bad weekend at all this year," Perez told media, including RacingNews365.com, prior to the Canadian Grand Prix.

"And I think it's what I need. I cannot afford to have any bad weekends anymore.

"I think I've had two or three bad weekends in the season, so I really have to get rid of those and keep the consistency high because I think it's something that Max has been really good and consistent [at] throughout this period."

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