Sergio Perez says he was capable of “be taught quite a bit” about Max Verstappen’s driving fashion and the way greatest to extract efficiency from Purple Bull’s Components 1 equipment.
Perez has linked up with Purple Bull for 2021 and is the fourth team-mate for Verstappen in as a few years, following on from Daniel Ricciardo, Pierre Gasly and Alexander Albon.
Perez was eradicated from Q2 in Bahrain after a tyre gamble backfired after which needed to begin from the again owing to an influence failure on the formation lap.
The Mexican recovered to fifth place however believes he made a step ahead in understanding the nuances of the RB16B and is anticipating a detailed battle up entrance at Imola this weekend.
“I realized extra about Max’s driving fashion and the way the automotive needs to be pushed to extract the utmost from it,” mentioned Perez.
“I feel that was the largest studying, I do know what stability I want from the automotive all through the weekend.
“I feel [at Imola] it’s going to be very tight with Mercedes and we’re going to see if the battle is circuit associated.
“It is going to be attention-grabbing to see how we’re, on a really totally different monitor to Bahrain, and see how we examine towards them.”
Perez was in rivalry for a podium at Imola final November, when competing for Racing Level, till a further pit cease dropped him to sixth.
“My aim is to have a very good race and I’m wanting ahead to the weekend,” mentioned Perez.
“Hopefully in Imola we are able to come again and be in rivalry to battle for a podium and hopefully the win.
“In contrast to Bahrain, qualifying is essential at Imola as you may hardly overtake there however I prefer it.”