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Sergio Perez

Perez identifies crucial breakthrough after alarming drop in form

The Mexican racer has been enduring a tough patch of form but is all set to secure second place in the Drivers' - potentially doing so in Las Vegas. He credits learnings with the team after hitting rock bottom.

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Sergio Perez is sure that it is "just a matter of time" before he can start to deliver his best results for Red Bull following his drop in form.

Perez had a rocky stretch of races across Singapore, Japan and Qatar scoring only five points while also retiring from his home race in Mexico City.

The United States and Sao Paulo Grands Prix were rewarded with fourth-place finishes as he looks to seal runner-up in the Drivers', with the Mexican pinpointing where a breakthrough in understanding where he was going wrong happened.

Perez does look set to secure second to team-mate Max Verstappen in the championship, now leading Lewis Hamilton by 32 points with just 52 left on the board, with the place able to be secured if he out-scores Hamilton by six points in Las Vegas.

Perez keen to bounce back

"The pace has been there for the last few weekends, but for some reason or another, we haven't been able to put it all together," Perez told media including RacingNews365.

"I think it is just a matter of time before it will come, [Brazil] was a good weekend for the championship, because we are getting closer to second spot.

"So now let's look forward to Vegas, and it is just a matter of time before we are able to show what we have got.

"After Qatar, when I went back to the team, we understood a lot of things that we were doing wrong.

"Since then, Austin was a compromised weekend, but even Mexico was quite good, I mean, I went off, but I was very close to the lead, so we are really making progress."


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