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Sergio Perez feeling ‘comfortable’ immediately from FP1 in 2022

Sergio Perez feeling 'comfortable' immediately from FP1 in 2022

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Red Bull’s Sergio Perez believes he is able to hit the ground running at the start of each Grand Prix weekend, in stark contrast to last season.

In 2021, his first season with Red Bull, Perez struggled to find an initial setup he was comfortable with as he started at each Grand Prix.

Unlike team-mate Max Verstappen, who had years of experience with the team, the RB16B was a completely new environment for Perez after leaving Racing Point at the end of 2020.

This meant that, alongside gelling with a new team around him, the car itself took plenty of getting used to – meaning Perez frequently started weekends on the back foot as he sought a baseline setup to work from, while Verstappen was able to get straight into the business of unlocking more performance.

That dynamic has completely changed for 2022. Revolutionary regulations reset the drivers’ experience with the cars, meaning Perez was able to start with, essentially, a blank sheet of paper – putting him on level terms…

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