“I will not change my way of driving” – Sergio Perez

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TORONTO | Since his arrival in F1, at the beginning of the 2011 season, Sergio Perez has built a reputation that has made him one of the drivers the most difficult to overtake.

Just remember his epic battles with his promising young team-mate Esteban Ake, last year at Force India.

Of episodes, including one very muscular at the circuit of Spa-Francorchamps, could go very wrong, while the two wolves are rubbed on a few occasions in one of the portions of the fastest on the track.

So well that the leaders of the team had no other choice than to bring them back to the college for the following things.

In the first round of the Grand Prix of China, in April 2017, Perez was hooked with Lance Stroll, who had not failed to denounce the behavior of his rival on the track.

“I remember it very well, but it is in the past, said the Mexican 29-year-old. Now, we must work together for the good of our new organization. Our relationship must be healthy, both on the track and outside it. “

Against the father’s sons

Despite all that, Perez told the Journal de Montreal that his new environment will not change his approach to the race.

“I will not change my way of driving, he argued, even if my team mate is the son of the owner. I’m not worried. We are at the highest level of our sport and we have a job to do… “

Perez is aware, however, that a partner of team in F1 is its most serious rival.

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“Yes, it is true, he told. This is the only rider in the peloton to be able to rely on the same equipment. It is normal to want to beat his team mate. “

Like what the sparks are perhaps to be expected this year.

Perez doesn’t have a father as wealthy as Stroll, but he can count on the financial support of his compatriot Carlos Slim, one of the richest men on the planet.