Perez: “Dream come true” with Red Bull debut in Silverstone F1 test

Sergio Perez known because it “a dream attain correct” to force a Red Bull Formula 1 automobile for the necessary time after finishing his first outing for the group at Silverstone.

Following his iciness swap from Racing Point, Sakhir Enormous Prix winner Perez hit the music for the necessary time in a Red Bull automobile on Tuesday as a part of his pre-season preparations.

Perez drove a 2019-spec Red Bull RB15 automobile all the map through a deepest take a look at at Silverstone sooner than he samples the 2021 RB16B all the map through a filming day shakedown on Wednesday.

Even though Perez has been working onerous with the Red Bull group at its Milton Keynes manufacturing unit in recent weeks and operating in its simulator, he became as soon as pleased to glean on-music for the necessary time.

“It be been an astonishing day, my first day with Red Bull Racing,” Perez acknowledged.

“To sight at my title on the automobile, or no longer it is one thing extremely particular and one thing that is now not any doubt a dream attain correct.

“I genuinely must articulate that I am ecstatic with the growth we have made in phrases of feeling a diminutive extra satisfied. Clearly I have been driving in a automobile for seven years, in a cockpit, in a seat, with sure pedals, so moral positioning your self, or no longer it is reasonably a plight to glean on high of.

“We’re working onerous. We no doubt made correct steps in that, and I genuinely must articulate that for the necessary day, I felt very satisfied.”

Perez became as soon as signed by Red Bull off the back of a vastly impressive 2020 season that noticed the Mexican produce fourth within the drivers’ championship and rating his maiden big prix victory.

The transfer to a entrance-operating group comes after a seven-season spell with the Racing Point squad, making the changes the total extra noticeable for Perez.

“It be mute a Formula 1 automobile within the live, but the seat express is various, [as is] the steering wheel, the grip, the buttons, the procedures, the ability unit, the ability provide, the torque,” Perez explained.

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“We have carried out plenty of preparation, so many days within the simulator, at the manufacturing unit, with the controls, getting on high of every thing. I genuinely must articulate that I am very ecstatic with how my first day went, because I became as soon as on high of the total procedures, clearly bettering and finding out from them.

“Nonetheless I mediate the preparation that we did as much as this take a look at day has been correct. I mediate or no longer it has been very purposeful to have this necessary day with the group.”

After splitting filming day responsibilities with unique group-mate Max Verstappen on Wednesday at Silverstone, Perez will subsequent pattern the 2021 automobile within the beginning of pre-season making an are trying out in Bahrain subsequent month.

Nonetheless with moral three days split between the drivers sooner than the start of the unique season, Perez acknowledged added take a look at days even in older equipment became as soon as extremely precious.

“It be very, very correct to glean at the 2d with the group, to glean to snatch my boys, to glean to snatch the engineers, moral to have a extra fluid conversation,” Perez acknowledged.

“The advance I level to the automobile is various to what they’ve been at possibility of, vice-versa as neatly. Getting satisfied within the cockpit is serious, so after we glean to Bahrain, I am in a express to moral focal level on getting the performance exact.

“With a day and a half of within the automobile, or no longer it is genuinely nothing. So the extra we can glean carried out right here, the simpler we might per chance per chance per chance be prepared for the necessary take a look at in Bahrain.”

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