“After a bad race, all the media are talking about it”


The experienced Sergio Perez has already driven for several Formula 1 teams. As such, the Mexican notices well the differences between the midfield teams and a top team like Red Bull Racing. Perez is very aware of the spotlight that is shone on him.

Perez has been driving in Formula 1 since 2011, which makes him an experienced driver. The Mexican has driven in several teams but never before has he found himself in a top team like Red Bull.

In conversation with Athleticism Perez explains the differences between less funded teams and Red Bull. Not only does the car feel different, but the amount of work also differs. “Everything you ask for really happens. So you have a lot more responsibility and you’re in the spotlight a lot more because you have a team and a car that are fighting for the win all the time.”

Perez is aware of the spotlight

Perez is currently third in the Drivers’ Championship, just behind teammate Max Verstappen. The Mexican has been very successful so far, delivering the team’s first brace last weekend at Imola since 2016. According to Perez, working with a top team is on a much higher level.

“It’s quite normal to have bad races with an intermediate team. But if you have a bad race here, all the media will talk about it. So you’re in the spotlight a lot more, but you also have much better opportunities”, said the 32-year-old driver.

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