Sergio Perez shouldn’t be involved about his latest poor type or Daniel Ricciardo’s return to System 1; watch all periods from the Hungarian GP dwell on Sky Sports activities F1, beginning with P1 on Friday at 12pm; F1 Juniors shall be dwell on Sky Showcase and Sky Sports activities Combine on Sunday
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Sergio Perez insists his future is in his palms however is eager to concentrate on the 2 F1 races previous to the summer time break, moderately than whether or not he shall be with Crimson Bull past this season.
Query marks about Perez’s future have grown after he failing to succeed in Q3 on the final 5 occasions and Daniel Ricciardo’s return to F1 at AlphaTauri has solely exacerbated the strain.
Christian Horner says Crimson Bull plan to retain Max Verstappen and Perez for subsequent yr, as per their contracts, however admitted Ricciardo is viewing AlphaTauri as a technique to get again to Crimson Bull for 2025. Perez’s contract runs out on the finish of 2024 and Verstappen’s in 2028.
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“I have been in F1 for 13 years so I do not assume additional forward. I do not even have time to debate what is going on on with Daniel. It is an excellent alternative for him. I am specializing in Hungary and Belgium, I am not specializing in 2025,” mentioned Perez.
“It is in my palms. I am a winner, I do not like having dangerous weekends. It is not what I am right here for, I’d moderately be at house doing one thing else.
“I am right here as a result of I do know I can do it and I’ve executed it earlier than. Folks on the couch overlook how a lot on the little element we’re. We have seen it with different drivers and groups – they’ve had tough intervals. However they do not have 20 replacements after every session.”
Perez has additionally solely had one podium within the final 5 races after being pressured to come back by way of the sector from disappointing qualifyings. On the identical time, team-mate Verstappen has gained every Grand Prix and is 99 factors forward within the drivers’ championship.
Requested if his one lap tempo is a priority, Perez answered: “It is not a priority. Qualifying has all the time been a distinct state of affairs and we’ve not handled it nearly as good as we might. However there have all the time been some exterior components, it is not pure tempo that has gone away.
“The deficit I’ve been experiencing with the automotive in the previous few races, each time there’s a change in situation. It tends to get wider. That is been one thing that has caught us out. The final 5 races there have been a change in circumstances in qualifying, in order that has put us on the backfoot.”
Tsunoda: I do not care about further consideration
Yuki Tsunoda largely beat De Vries throughout their 10 races collectively as team-mates at AlphaTauri, main the qualifying and race head-to-heads 8-2.
Tsunoda revealed he has talked to the Dutchman and says he’ll “stick with what he is doing” in opposition to Ricciardo.
“Possibly I do not recognise how a lot consideration we have now acquired. On the identical time, I do not actually care as a result of it would not make a lot distinction to me. It’s important to beat your team-mate in F1. I’ll stick with what I used to be doing within the earlier races,” Tsunoda advised Sky Sports activities F1.
“Daniel offers us good information to our workforce from his expertise and I can study lots of issues from him – how he behaves within the workforce and the way he drives.”
He added: “As soon as he will get confidence, he shall be fast. Even when he turns into fast, I’ll study from these issues and hopefully I could be even faster than him.”
Verstappen: I by no means wished Ricciardo to depart
Verstappen was Ricciardo’s team-mate between 2014 and 2018, earlier than the Australian left for Renault in 2019 and joined McLaren in 2021.
The choice to depart Crimson Bull was Ricciardo’s and Verstappen says he wished him to remain on the time.
“I spoke already fairly a bit with Daniel final week – I might see he was very excited, additionally after driving our automotive,” mentioned the two-time world champion.
“It is nice to have Daniel again on the grid inside the household. I by no means truly wished him to depart. We all know that we get on rather well. If Daniel does effectively the place he’s now, then after all you could have the chance to return up. So it is all open, to be trustworthy.”
For the primary time since 2013, there shall be two Australians on the grid. Again then it was Mark Webber and Ricciardo, 10 years on it is Oscar Piastri and Ricciardo.
“I am very blissful for him to be again. I keep in mind watching when it was two Aussies final time round,” mentioned Piastri.
“It’s totally, very cool – we’re from a good distance away, and it is fairly uncommon to have two of us on the identical time. So from a rustic with such a small inhabitants relative to Europe, it’s extremely cool to have two of us on the massive stage.”
Sky Sports activities F1’s dwell Hungarian GP schedule
Friday July 21
8:55am: F3 Follow
10am: F2 Follow
12pm: Hungarian GP Follow One (session begins 12:30pm)
2pm: F3 Qualifying
2:45pm: F2 Qualifying
3:40pm: Hungarian GP Follow Two (session begins 4pm)
5:15pm: The F1 Present
Saturday July 22
8:45am: F3 Dash
11:15am: Hungarian GP Follow Three (session begins 11:30am)
1:10pm: F2 Dash
2:15pm: Hungarian GP Qualifying build-up (Sky Showcase)
3pm: HUNGARIAN GP QUALIFYING (Sky Showcase)
5pm: Ted’s Qualifying Pocket book
Sunday July 23
7:20am: F3 Function Race
9am: F2 Function Race
11am: Porsche Supercup
12:30pm: Grand Prix Sunday – Hungarian GP build-up
1:30pm: F1 Juniors: Hungarian Grand Prix (Sky Sports activities Combine and Sky Showcase)
2pm: The HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX
4pm: Chequered Flag: British GP response
5pm: Ted’s Pocket book
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