The Mexican confronted a tricky problem in the beginning of the 2021 F1 season in attempting to adapt to the distinctive dealing with traits of the excessive rake Pink Bull idea.
He admitted that his earlier driving type didn’t swimsuit the RB16B and he wanted to rethink his method to get probably the most from it.
In a bid to make his life simpler, he adopted to go along with the set-up that teammate Max Verstappen ran with, to keep away from the chance of getting misplaced with altering the settings an excessive amount of.
However as his confidence has elevated with the automotive, Perez now says he has began to strive a few of his personal issues, though he isn’t doing issues utterly completely different.
Perez mentioned the back-to-back races on the Pink Bull Ring was the right alternative to experiment along with his personal factor and begin to discover the set-up of his automotive extra.
And, with Verstappen having been given the newest upgrades as they arrive so the 2 Pink Bull vehicles haven’t been in the identical configuration, it has been much more vital for Perez to assume for himself.
Sergio Perez, Pink Bull Racing, on the grid
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“We have been exploring quite a bit the automotive,” defined Perez. “We took this chance to get to know the automotive quite a bit higher, from the reference we had. So ultimately we did the suitable changes.
“I am beginning to discover my very own manner, my very own course progressively.
“And yeah, additionally when you do not have the each vehicles on the identical spec, on the identical aerodynamic spec, it is tougher to match, you realize, to match set-up. So it is vital that we go our [own] route on this case.”
Perez mentioned that whereas at one level his set-up was utterly completely different to Verstappen’s in Austria, he ultimately got here again to a midway home resolution, which appeared to swimsuit him higher when it comes to total tempo.
Though Perez’s hopes of a podium end within the Austrian GP have been dashed when he was pushed broad by Lando Norris early within the race, the weekend total had been extra promising after he outqualified each Mercedes.