Sergio Perez just isn’t on the identical stage as Pink Bull teammate Max Verstappen

Sergio Perez is a superb F1 driver however he is not on the identical stage as Max Verstappen. That is the view of Pink Bull chief advisor Helmut Marko. Talking to AMUS, Marko appeared again on the 2022 F1 season and talked about Pink Bull did profit fairly a bit from Ferrari’s dangerous luck and strategic errors earlier within the season. Talking in regards to the automotive, Marko revealed that the automotive was virtually 20kg over the burden restrict.

Autosport has launched their Prime 50 Drivers of 2022 checklist. Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez got here in at P1 and P18!

This was one thing attributed to preserving Sergio Perez nearer to Max Verstappen by way of performances over a single lap earlier within the season. Nevertheless, because the automotive saved shedding an increasing number of weight and gaining efficiency, Max Verstappen began pulling away whereas Sergio Perez couldn’t sustain.

Verstappen, Leclerc and Perez spent essentially the most time racing within the podium positions in the course of the 2022 season! #F1

In line with Helmut Marko, lots of it has to do with the truth that Max Verstappen is an distinctive driver and never solely Sergio Perez however everybody else on the grid will discover it arduous to maintain up with the Dutch driver. He stated:

“We actually benefited from Ferrari’s strategic errors, from dangerous luck on their aspect, from the engine failures. As well as, our automotive was 20 kilograms obese in the beginning. That was a reserve that introduced a dependable time acquire on the race observe as quickly as we may scale back the burden. Each kilogram much less is a sure time acquire in follow.”

He added:

“This has additionally modified the driving behaviour in such a means that Verstappen can use it optimally. And if Max can drive on the restrict and has the arrogance, then that’s one thing completely different than if another person drives on the restrict. Our automotive is the place Perez is. And Perez is an excellent System 1 driver, however he’s no Verstappen.”

Sergio Perez relaxed about his future at Pink Bull

Sergio Perez just lately noticed former Pink Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo signed as a reserve driver for the staff. The Australian had two poor seasons with McLaren however there may be nonetheless a perception that he can carry out at a excessive stage.

Pink Bull bringing him to the staff is even checked out as a step to maintain the stress on Sergio Perez. The Mexican, nevertheless, doesn’t take a look at issues this fashion and advised Sky Sports activities:

“I’m fairly relaxed. I imply, we dwell beneath lots of stress on a regular basis. It doesn’t change something from my aspect, I believe it’s an incredible achievement for the staff to have a driver like Daniel and he’s going to contribute loads to our staff. He’s an incredible man, he’s one of many guys that I get on [with] essentially the most within the paddock, so I believe it’s simply nice to have Daniel within the staff, and from my aspect doesn’t change something.”

Will probably be fascinating to control Perez in 2023 as his performances may have a bearing on how the following chapter of his keep at Pink Bull is determined.

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