Sergio Perez says he’s feeling extra at dwelling in Crimson Bull’s present automobile, however admits there are nonetheless loads of driving fashion variations between himself and teammate Max Verstappen.
After a combined first season with the group, Perez has moved nearer to Verstappen on pure tempo in 2022, claiming a victory and 5 second-place finishes to carry third within the standings.
Whereas 85 factors separate the pair on the midway mark of the marketing campaign, the Mexican has been inspired by his total type in comparison with the reigning World Champion.
“I believe being in my second yr with the group, and the change of rules, it positively helped me,” Perez advised RacingNews365.com in an unique interview.
“It was a superb enchancment. I believe I am extra comfy within the automobile this season.”
Perez shares the “largest distinction” with Verstappen
By way of how he drives the automobile in comparison with Verstappen, Perez defined that they’re usually “on the lookout for various things” with set-up.
“Typically we come very shut; on some weekends we’re extraordinarily shut, and on some others we aren’t so shut,” he commented, when requested about Verstappen wanting extra oversteer, and a sharper feeling, within the automobile.
Pushed to share extra particulars, Perez stated: “Seeing the way in which we apply the throttle and the way in which we brake is the largest distinction between us.
“[But beyond that] I discover it very tough to match what is the distinction between drivers by way of driving types, as a result of each time it is totally different.”
How do these variations influence Crimson Bull’s improvement?
Regardless of the pair wanting “various things” from the RB18, Perez denied that automobile improvement is more difficult for Crimson Bull because of this.
“No, we’re each pushing the path of the automobile,” he made clear.
“On the finish of the day, the group is doing the event and we’re pushing and making an attempt to get probably the most out of it each single weekend.”
As for a way the group can enhance the automobile’s steadiness and discover time over the second half of the season, Perez supplied a easy response.
“Effectively, it could be good to enhance it throughout, and to attempt to be a bit extra full in all areas,” he summed up.