Sergio Perez must bounce back from horrible Canadian weekend

F1 News: Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says Sergio Pérez must bounce back from what he described as a “terrible weekend” at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Perez’s recent decline in form continued in Canada as he endured a poor weekend. First, he crashed in the first part of qualifying for the second consecutive event, before struggling to keep up with the race and ultimately crashing. Ahead of the weekend, the Mexican was awarded a new two-year contract to remain at Red Bull despite his recent questionable form.

Horner admitted Red Bull “ran away” in Montreal as Max Verstappen claimed victory and their rivals faltered, but backed Perez to turn things around.

“It was a bad weekend for Sergio Perez and of course we had some damage,” Horner told Sky Sports. “He should come back strong at Barcelona.” “Luckily Ferrari had a surprise and didn’t score points, which allowed us to go through, but we need both cars to score points.” “We succeeded today, but we need Checo to get back to where he was at the start of the year from Barcelona.”

“What we see time and time again with Checo is that just when you think he’s on the brink, he bounces back. “He will be determined to come back and show everyone the performance that we know he is capable of and that he has shown in the first four races of the year.”

Perez has now slipped to fifth in the drivers’ standings, 87 points behind teammate Verstappen.

Article tag: Sergio Pérez, Red Bull, F1GP Canada

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