Sergio Perez qualified fifth in Portugal, losing just over tenth to Charles Leclair in the fight for fourth at the start. The Racing Point driver believes that in tomorrow’s race he will have the opportunity to compete for a higher position.
Sergio Perez “Given the difficult conditions, I am pleased with the result. Wind and tire warming were major concerns. The trains are too hard for this track. It is interesting that in the second and third parts the track turned out to be slower than in the first.
After yesterday, we adjusted the settings – the work done allowed us to add and take the fifth place. I have a good starting position. If you do not take into account Mercedes and Red Bull, then all the rest are fighting a very tight fight.
Tomorrow we have to squeeze the maximum out of the car and choose the right strategy. I suppose most of them have not been able to collect information about the performance of tires on a long run, so tomorrow it may play a role. I’m looking forward to an interesting race. “