After crashing out before the Belgian GP, Sergio Perez praised the mechanics for the hard work to fix the car. Plus, he did not know whether he could start the race or not, and that made it difficult for him to stay fully focused.

The Mexican said that remaining focused during a red flag is not easy, and it is even more difficult when it is unclear whether the car will be repaired or not.

“For sure, it’s tough to stay focused during the red flag period, especially when your car is in a million pieces,” he said.

“It is quite challenging, and then it’s not certain if the race will even happen’ so it’s really important to stay in the zone. You just have to be prepared at all times, because you never know what can happen, this is the key.

“Max did a really good job in qualifying on Saturday and it was great that he was able to score some valuable points and close the deficit to Mercedes.”

To conclude, Perez said that he cannot wait to drive again at Zandvoort since the British GP was the last race he could compete in.

“Yeah, it’s been a while since I took part in a race so I am looking forward to when the lights go out this Sunday, that’s for sure,” he laughed.

“I hope that Zandvoort is the race that brings us back to the podium and we are pushing hard as a team to make sure that happens.”

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