Sergio Perez says the way in which Alex Albon brazenly informed him of the difficulties he’d confronted with the Pink Bull automobile helped the Mexican settle in additional shortly and ship his first victory in Azerbaijan.
Albon had a tough 2020 season alongside Max Verstappen, choosing up two podiums however usually failing to be within the combine on the entrance and leaving his teammate combating two Mercedes automobiles alone. On the finish of the 12 months, Pink Bull went exterior of its driver pool to signal Perez, and he duly gained his sixth race for the staff in Baku. Perez praised the staff spirit that has helped him carry out after Verstappen stayed to have fun after his retirement whereas main.
“I feel we’ve acquired a fairly good staff,” Perez mentioned. “I feel what Max did was nice to see. He actually deserved the win — he did the whole lot good that weekend, he was simply very unfortunate.
“And with Alex as properly, he’s placing in a lot work into the simulator and with the engineers. I bear in mind after I got here right here, you wouldn’t count on him to be so open in a means with me, however he defined to me all the problems that he had and the way the automobile works.
“That was very good since day one to have from him, so I actually appreciated that. And I recognize the work he’s doing weekend after weekend with the staff and within the simulator. That is teamwork and finally we’re there thanks to each single particular person on this staff.”
With Albon having misplaced his seat after Pink Bull not often had two automobiles competing on the entrance, Perez says his win is much more essential as a result of it exhibits the staff it has all of the instruments it must win the constructors’ title.
“I really feel very, very proud initially. It’s a victory that actually exhibits the quantity of labor that we’ve put in since mainly the first of January, and it simply exhibits laborious work all the time pays off. So I’m very proud and it’s an ideal increase for the entire staff to know that we’ve acquired two automobiles that we will battle with, and we actually need to win this championship.”