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Perez will not take extra risks against Hamilton in Turkish GP

Sergio Perez says he will not make any risky defenses against Lewis Hamilton to assist Max Verstappen’s championship fight.

Why it matters: Max Verstappen is in a prime position to score more points for his championship bid than Lewis Hamilton this Sunday, as the Briton took a 10-place grid penalty for the race. Verstappen’s teammate Perez starts ahead of Hamilton

Details:

  • Perez lines up sixth on the grid, with Hamilton starting from eleventh. Verstappen starts from second position.
  • Perez does not want to treat Hamilton differently from his other competitors
  • his main objective is to compete for the top positions rather than to act as a wingman for Verstappen.

What he said:

  • “I will treat Lewis as any other rival out there. I want to do the best possible job for myself and I won’t make it easy for anyone.”
  • “I really hope that the Lewis doesn’t get me [and] that I make enough progress early on in the race [so] that I’m able to be with the leaders. That would be key for me tomorrow.”
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