The Mexican Sergio Pérez (Red Bull), third in the Formula One World Cup, with 96 points, he declared, with a view to Austrian F1 Grand Prix 2021, which takes place this weekend in the circuit of his team and in which he will fulfill 200 tests in the queen category, that “It would be very special to get on the podium here in our home races”.
The Mexican touched him last weekend with a different strategy than that of Bottas, tackling the last few laps on newer tires, something for which he was about to overtake the Finn in the fight for third position. Now, he hopes to meet this goal at the 2021 F1 Austrian GP.
“I can’t believe this is my 200th race. I really want to race in the same place for a second weekend, because this will give me a better understanding of the car, “he explained ‘Czech’, born in Guadalajara (Jalisco) 31 years ago, which this season won in Azerbaijan and that last Sunday he was fourth in the Red bull ring, headquarters of Styrian Grand Prix.
“Now I have very good references from last weekend and I know where I need to improve. It will also be interesting to see how changing tire compounds will affect the performance and the strategy throughout the weekend, “explained the man from Guadalajara, who, finishing third in France two Sundays ago, added his twelfth podium since racing in F1.
“I think we can do very well this weekend and it would be very special to get on the podium here in our home race and to be able to secure more points for the team.”, declared ‘Checo’ Pérez before the Austrian Grand Prix.