The British Grand Prix is hours away from starting activities with the first free practices of the weekend. The tenth stop on the 2022 Formula 1 calendar comes with the silverstone circuit as the setting for one of the most iconic races in the category. A track that historically does not benefit the Mexican Sergio Perezwho has never achieved a podium in English lands.
However, the pilot Red Bull Racing He has been optimistic about the possibilities of having a good performance and achieving an English podium for the first time in his career. It was at a press conference Czech He said he intends to leave behind the bad time in Canada (he abandoned the race due to problems in the car) and continue adding points both to his personal account and to the group.
Now, the Mexican has a new opportunity to maintain the second position he occupies in the Drivers’ World Championship, in addition to being able to add a podium for the first time at Silverstone, a circuit in which records two seventh places as his best performances (in 2011 with Sauber and in 2017 with Force India). In total, of the eleven times that Pérez has run the Grand Prix, he has only scored points on four occasions.
“Silverstone hasn’t been kind to me in recent races. I really hope we can get everything in place this weekend and meet the podium here. I think it should be good, we should be in a good place. Without a doubt, the competition will be tight, and here too there is always the weather factor, which can play its trick”, he declared. Czech.
With nine races completed, the pilot from Jalisco has achieved 129 points and subleads the classification only behind his teammate Max Verstappen, who leads him by 46 units. Pérez, in his second year as a member of the Austrian team, recorded five podium finishes: four second places and one victory (at the Monaco Grand Prix).
“The more time I spend with the team, the better in many ways: the trust within the team, the knowledge of the procedures, the knowledge of how the team operates, how they think in terms of strategies, how they see the big picture. I think it’s all about understanding the big picture as a group, as a team, and that has helped me a lot.. Certainly guiding the direction of the car or my set-up has helped me a lot,” she added.
Historic results of ‘Checo’ at Silverstone:
Great Britain 2021: Sixteenth position with Red Bull Racing.
Great Britain 2020: He did not participate as he tested positive for Covid-19.
Great Britain 2019: Seventeenth position with Racing Point.
Great Britain 2018: Tenth position with Force India.
Great Britain 2017: Seventh position with Force India.
Great Britain 2016: Tenth position with Force India.
Great Britain 2015: Eleventh position with Force India.
Great Britain 2014: Eleventh position with Force India.
Great Britain 2013: Fourteenth position with McLaren.
Great Britain 2012: Did not finish the race due to collision, with Sauber.
Great Britain 2011: 7th position with Sauber.
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