Verstappen on pole but Perez’s ‘target is to win’

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Verstappen on pole but Perez’s ‘target is to win’

Crimson Bull’s Sergio Perez is aiming for victory within the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix after a powerful efficiency within the dash noticed the Mexican end in third place.

Whereas his team-mate Max Verstappen had misplaced out to Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in the beginning, the Dutchman was capable of reel within the chief and make a move within the remaining moments of the dash.

In consequence, Verstappen will begin on pole for the grand prix with Perez shut behind in third place – a really perfect state of affairs for Crimson Bull, who’re capable of utilise the Mexican for any technique battles.

Nevertheless, Perez has his personal agenda and has given himself the lofty goal of victory for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

“My goal is to win tomorrow,” mentioned Perez, talking to Sky F1 after the race. “We had excellent tempo at present and ideally a one-two can be nice.

“We definitely have had good tempo. It was essential to make up the locations we misplaced yesterday, so being third on the grid offers us good hope for tomorrow’s race.”

After various red-flag stoppages, it was troublesome for the Mexican to get a clear run in and Perez might solely handle to qualify in seventh for the dash.

Nevertheless, the 32-year-old made up for it and was capable of put the Crimson Bull’s grunt to good use because the lights went out.

After overtaking Alpine’s Fernando Alonso in the beginning, it didn’t take lengthy for Perez to select off McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo.

Perez was capable of stretch his legs and scythe previous Haas driver Kevin Magnussen, and it was solely a matter of time earlier than McLaren’s Lando Norris was the Mexican’s subsequent sufferer.

Within the remaining few laps, Perez was capable of eat into the main pair’s benefit, ending lower than two seconds behind Leclerc and fewer than 5 seconds behind his team-mate.


Perez believes Crimson Bull have tempo in hand and after his disappointing displaying in qualifying, can use their good consequence from the dash to purpose increased.

“I believe we had the tempo to be up there however we additionally had the tempo all weekend,” Perez continued. “However we didn’t put it collectively when it mattered with all these crimson flags. Now I believe we’re in fairly good situation and we needs to be robust.”




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