“Couldn’t do my own race”: Perez holds high expectations for Monaco after lacklustre Spanish GP

Despite having a lacklustre Spanish GP, Sergio Perez holds high expectations for the upcoming Monaco GP.

So far, Perez has been able to achieve decent results, yet not up to the level expected of him. Therefore, he will hope to put his shaky start behind him and deliver at Monaco. At Barcelona, he was too far away from the top three drivers. The Mexican was, however, involved heavily in the midfield battle.

“Yes, it was a busy one; flat out from Lap 1 onwards,” he said. 

“Very difficult to get past Daniel [Ricciardo]. He was extremely quick on the main straight and yes, didn’t have the opportunity to go through him. I couldn’t do my own race, I really got stuck behind him, we lost a lot of ground to Mercedes and the Ferrari and that meant that really our race was very compromised,” he added.

Spanish Grand Prix 2021: Race report and reaction
Sergio Perez could only manage P5 in an intense Spanish GP. Source: redbull.com

Hopefully soon we can be 100%: Perez

The former Racing Point driver insists his confidence in his new car is growing with every passing weekend. As we gear up for the Monaco GP, Perez is excited about it. He admitted the race would be a learning experience for him.

Monaco is also a track Red Bull achieves the best results at. Perez will thus look to race a winning car on a favoured track and achieve the best result possible.

“Every circuit is different so what I learn here will be different to what I need in Monaco, but the main thing is that I am still adapting and hopefully soon we can be 100%,” he said.

Perez will need to be at his very best if Red Bull are to mount a serious title challenge. The battle between the two Red Bulls and the two Silver Arrows will be one to look out for this race weekend.

Read more: “Tuned to Verstappen”: Brundle warns Perez against crumbling following challenging start

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