In the preview of the second free practice session of the Italian Grand Prix, in Monza, Sergio perez he was very concerned about the operation of the engines for the race. The Mexican was forceful about how the performance to achieve this weekend can be, unlike with Spa, where he finished in tenth position.
Pérez confirmed that he feels very confident ahead of the race on Italian soil, as the lack of pace last weekend caused him to drop several positions. According to the driver, the Racing Point team should be in a better position this weekend. In the first round of practice, Pérez finished in seventh position, while Lance Stroll was 13th.
Regarding the last weekend, Pérez commented on what was the reason for the drop in performance. I think we have some ideas. I think our performance was not very good at low speed throughout the race. We weren’t able to make any progress at first, that contributed to our result in some way. We were not as fast as the McLaren, the Renault, and they made it quite difficult, “said Pérez.
“I think the track just didn’t work out for us. We made some wrong decisions over the weekend, but nothing big. I hope that here, even though it is also a low downforce track, I think we can be more competitive on this circuit, ”added ‘Checo’. The Mexican is in eighth position in the World Cup, with 33 points.
Finally, the Mexican was very doubtful about the state of the engines in the face of the speed they reach in the fast circuit of Monza. “I think it’s just a matter of waiting for this weekend. «This track is very hard on the engines, so there may be some engines that explode, so it will be important to get to the end. And it will be very interesting to see the differences between the teams, “he said.