SILVERSTONE, England — Pink Bull boss Christian Horner has backed Sergio Perez to rekindle his kind and has stated the Mexican driver solely wants a clear weekend to return to his finest.
Perez battled again from sixteenth on the grid to finish sixth at the British Grand Prix on a weekend when workforce mate Max Verstappen took pole and victory to increase his championship result in 99 factors.
Perez received two of the primary 4 races this yr, however his season — and any hope of difficult Verstappen for the title — has crumbled since.
Whereas Verstappen has taken 5 straight pole positions and 6 straight wins, Perez’s weekends have been unravelling in qualifying — he is didn’t make the Q3 shootout for pole place on 5 consecutive events.
Horner thinks Perez simply wants a drama-free weekend on the upcoming Hungarian Grand Prix to finish the downward spiral.
“He simply wants to interrupt it now,” Horner stated on Sunday night. “He’ll do it in Budapest, I am assured.
“The best way he races… A few of his strikes, the one on Carlos Sainz particularly was fairly gorgeous into Stowe. In the event you have a look at his tempo within the final stint, he was proper there.
“It is irritating for him that he has to battle again on a regular basis however he is simply received to kind his qualifying out on Saturday and as a workforce we are going to do our greatest to assist him on that.”
Horner added: “I feel it is simply a kind of issues. As in all sport, 90% of it’s within the head and I feel he simply wants run and he’ll discover his momentum once more.”
Pink Bull has repeatedly stated it has no plans to chop Perez from the workforce earlier than his contract expires on the finish of 2024.
Talking on Sunday night, Perez stated: “I’ve full assist from Helmut [Marko] and Christian. The entire workforce is totally supporting me. They know what I can do, they know my potential, and they’re totally behind me.”
Pink Bull’s third driver Daniel Ricciardo can be within the cockpit for the workforce at a Silverstone tyre check on Tuesday which has led to hypothesis he is perhaps being evaluated for Perez’s seat.
Sources have informed ESPN that is not the case. Ricciardo is being lined up for a seat at Pink Bull’s second workforce AlphaTauri for 2024.
Perez disregarded the hypothesis about his future.
“Totally, I could not care much less if I am trustworthy about that,” Perez stated. “In F1 in 13 years I’ve seen all of it. [I’m] not anxious about any of that, I am primarily centered about getting my season again on monitor and ensuring I preserve having fun with this.”
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