After a qualifying session that saw the dominance that Red Bull has been having recently, Checo was denied a front row start in tomorrow’s race by Lando Norris, leaving him in the second row.
“I’m happy, it’s a very good result for the Team here at our home track in Austria. Max and I are in a good starting position and hopefully we can get a good start off the line tomorrow, that will be critical. Overall, it’s been a really hard weekend up until now, we’ve been chasing a lot of balance, exploring the car in all areas and just chipping away at it in every single run,” said Perez, hopeful for a better race than qualifying.
Checo expressed his uncertainty about this race’s pit stop strategy and belief of bringing some great points home.
"I’m starting on the mediums but it’s going to be a race where one or two pit stops is unknown, no one has had enough of a long run yet so it’s hard to tell. In the end we got a good lap today and it didn’t come easy, anything can happen tomorrow and I believe we have a better race car than quali so I hope that we can bring home some solid points for the Team. Congratulations to Lando too, he did a very strong lap today.”