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“The team needs me there, and I need to be there” remarks the Bahrain’s driver of the day Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez in Red Bull

Red Bull debutant Sergio Perez admitted that he needs to get hold of the RB16B and take control of it’s speed as soon as possible. The team Red Bull Racing sees a potential title contender in Perez and he expressed that his team needs him in this and vice versa.

Sergio Perez at Pit stop

Red Bull driver Sergio Perez moved to the pit stop three times during the race at Sakhir Grand Prix. (Image courtesy: Red Bull Racing’s Official Twitter Handle)

Sergio, 31 had expressed the difficulties he was facing in handling the new Red Bull RB16B. Coming from Racing Point, the team that used to field Mercedes cars, Checo had hard time adjusting to the new RB16B that is built on a Honda.

Sergio Perez moving to Pit Lane.

Red Bull driver Sergio Perez on his way to Pit Lane after a faulty start to the Sakhir Grand Prix. (Image courtesy: Red Bull Racing’s Official Twitter Handle)

The Mexican on his efforts to adjust as quickly as possible, conveyed, “I just wanted to make it as quick as possible because the team needs me there, and I need to be there. It’s not like I’m here, relaxing [and thinking that] it will come.

The new Red Bull recruit further asserted on the improvements he made with the engineers, “I’m working hard, the engineers are working hard together with me and it will eventually click. And the time that that happens, then we’re going to be very strong.”

Sergio Perez at Sakhir Grand Prix

The Mexican went against all odds on Sunday at Bahrain to start from P11 and then finish at P5. From losing power to losing ignition, there were many issues Checo had to face before he could see the chequered flag. The Guadalajara born had to start the Sakhir race from Pit lane, as many thought this was the end of his race.

However, with sheer precision and quality the former Force India driver made it back to P5 and finished just after 52.047 seconds of the winner Lewis Hamilton. It took the Mexican 3 pit stops and 1:32:55.944 to collect all 10 points and be chosen as the ‘driver of the day’ at Bahrain Grand Prix.

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