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The Mexican Sergio ‘Checo’ Perez (Red Bull), fourth in the last Formula One World Championship, which this Friday finished fourth in free practice for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, the second in the championship, declared on the Jeddah street circuit that in qualifying this Saturday “It will be important to make a clean lap, without traffic”.
“We did different programs with the two cars and I think we extracted the data we needed, so now we have work to do tonight”, commented ‘Checo’, born 32 years ago in Guadalajara, with 2 wins and 15 podiums since he has raced in F1, a category in which he is celebrating his twelfth season, the second as a teammate of the Dutchman Max Verstappen, the last world champion, at Red Bull.
“It was difficult to do the lap I wanted, because I needed to see exactly how we would go here in one lap, but I couldn’t see it, because I had too much traffic,” said the Mexican from the Austrian team.
“I think that could be another direct battle with Ferrari on Saturdaybut at the moment we are focusing on ourselves and I hope that tomorrow we can take the steps that we would like with our car”, he explained.
“It will be very important to make sure we have a clean lap during qualifying, as the traffic can be a bit tricky here, so we have to make sure we do things right”, said Sergio Pérez after finishing the fourth period of free practice. this Friday in Jeddah.