The new Red Bull Racing driver feels that the Red Bull car is different from the cars he has driven before.
Sergio Perez made his first outing in the Red Bull Racing machinery last week at Silverstone during a filming day. The Mexican had some time to adapt to the new car and make some conclusions about it. He told Motorsport.com some aspects of driving RB16B.
“It is quite different, I can already spot the differences. [You can feel] the strong front end the car has and so on, those are things that as soon as you jump into the car and the simulator you can spot them out fairly quickly”, he said.
Perez also added that the car itself was a factor why not everyone was able to drive it fast: “I think it’s obviously a car [that] I can see why not every driver can adapt to it. I can already spot that in terms of the timing I need, to know exactly where to set up the car, where to take the final tenths out of it.
The 31-year-old Mexican also expressed the hope that he would adapt to the car quickly: “That comes with experience in the car and learning how to make the most out of it. That’s something that will come only once I fully understand. I hope it doesn’t take me too long.”