"I am here to perform and I need to do it": Sergio 'Checo' Pérez puts pressure on himself for the next F1 races

Sergio 'Checo' Pérez, Mexican Formula 1 driver.

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The Mexican Sergio Pérez (Red Bull), second in the Formula One World Championship, who This Sunday he finished sixth in the Canadian Grand Prixthe eighth of the year, and after this result was given, the Aztec manifested at the Gilles Villeneuve circuit in Montreal that he knows that he is in the team “to perform” and that he needs to “do it in the next races”.

Today was a bit of a surprise, because we just had no rhythm. It looked good on the hard tires at the start; but after the safety car came on track I couldn't regain grip with that compound; and we had no rhythm then with the medium“Checo commented this Sunday.

The one born 33 years ago in Guadalajara, and who is still second in the World Cup, 69 points behind the leader, his Dutch teammate Max Verstappen; and with only nine advantage over the Spanish Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin), also spoke about how poor the pace was.

Sergio 'Checo' Pérez in the Monaco GP Qualy.
Sergio 'Checo' Pérez, Mexican driver in the Monaco GP. Photo: Mark Thompson-Getty Images.

It's important that we take some time to understand this weekend, because the race, in particular, It has been poor in terms of rhythm; and we need to be on top of these things“, said the Mexican from Red Bull, a six-time winner in F1 and with thirty podiums in the premier class. “I have confidence in myself and I know what I can do; but today we were not good, ”he added.

Right now I'm more worried about my performance drop because of my position in the World Cup, because the rhythm is not there. There's never a time when you don't have pressure; and it has been a difficult period, but I am here to perform and I need to do it in the next races”, stated the brave driver from Guadalajara, who, despite everything, this Sunday advanced six places from his position on the grid.

"To see the positive side, today we achieved victory number one hundred for the team and that is something great for the team. I am very happy for everyone. Max (Verstappen) has done an impressive job, not just today, but throughout the season“Checo declared this Sunday after finishing sixth in Montreal.

Sergio 'Checo' Pérez, Mexican and experienced Formula 1 driver.
Sergio 'Checo' Pérez, Mexican and experienced Formula 1 driver. Photo: Mark Thompson – Getty Images.

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