Having recorded three DNFs within the first three race weekends, Sergio Perez is satisfied Purple Bull will line up on the Imola grid “on high” of their issues.
Purple Bull have haemorrhaged factors within the opening three races of this season, Max Verstappen dropping 34 by his two retirements and Perez robbed of 15 when he stopped out on monitor on the Bahrain Grand Prix.
All three DNFs have been blamed on gasoline stress issues, a worth subject for each drivers in Bahrain and a damaged gasoline line for Verstappen in Australia.
Their bosses have assured each drivers that the issues have been fastened, Purple Bull working with Honda to do exactly that.
Perez says he isn’t anticipating any extra ugly surprises.
Ever the optimist, the Mexican driver mentioned as per GPFans: “What offers us hope is all the problems and reliability issues we have now had, we have now understood them and we have been capable of repair them.
“So from now, hopefully there are not any extra surprises. One thing sudden can occur nonetheless however we really feel like we’re on high of them.”
Because of all of the technical points, Purple Bull has created a 49 level deficit between themselves and Ferrari, the present Constructors’ leaders.
With earlier midfield groups trying stronger than ever it’s crucial the Milton Keynes squady manages some factors finishes in the event that they need to be concerned within the title race this season.
“Definitely in Melbourne they have been in all probability two steps forward,” mentioned Perez, “particularly on race day they [Ferrari] have been very sturdy. I believe our deg was fairly excessive come race day.
“[It is] Important for us as a group to ensure we’re capable of accumulate the factors we’re capable of get weekend by weekend as a result of thus far it has been extraordinarily painful.
“We’ll see what we’re ready to do that weekend. I believe because the season progresses the groups will get nearer.”
It might definitely appear that Purple Bull has managed to kind out their issues as Friday’s qualifying and Saturday’s FP2 outcomes noticed high 5 finishes and a lot better tempo and tire conservation than earlier races.
Perez outdid himself in FP2 and managed to put in P2 behind Russell, a marked enchancment from the P7 end of qualifying although he felt he might’ve completed increased.