It's been a rough start of the season for the Mexican driver, struggling with the Red Bull on Saturdays and having to climb during the race on Sundays, but he is already starting to get used to the car, showing a great pace at the Monaco GP finishing 4th, behind Norris, after a difficult qualifying.
Pérez talked about the team changes for various drivers this season:
“It’s a very unique season in that regard,” he said.
“Drivers changing teams, normally in the past, hasn’t been such a big thing.”
“But this year with so many variables out there, it has just made it harder. Some drivers have done a better job of it than others.”
The Mexican driver talked about his performance on qualifying, where he hasn't been consistent:
“In Imola I managed to put it on the first row in my second race. I wasn’t expecting that already in such a difficult track. But the progression hasn’t come on Saturdays.”
Checo says he need to understand more his car so he can get optimize his performance with the car:
“Whenever there is a little variable, I’m not fully at home with the car yet,” he said. “But I can see light at the end of the tunnel.”
“[It’s] changing compounds, changing wings, changing weather, those kind of things.”
“When you know a car like the back of your hand it’s very easy to adapt to those situations.”
“I’m not the only one out there who is struggling with a new car. I haven’t forgotten how to do the job, but it’s just unfortunately taking me longer than I would like to.”
Pérez thinks he can get more confidence with double-headers:
“I think that will be very, very important,” he said. “Going to more circuit places, especially Austria, doing two weekends, that will really speed up my learning.”