The brace won by the Red Bull in the last GP of the season in Belgium it reserved numerous advantages for the Anglo-Austrian manufacturer: in addition to the strengthening of Max Verstappen’s leadership in the world championship, the RB18’s show of strength was also noted with the performance of Sergio Perezwhich thanks to his 2nd place he also managed to overtake Charles Leclerc in the role of ‘deputy’ in the world ranking.
However, despite the excellent results in Spa-Francorchamps, there was no lack of some small discontent: more specifically, the performance comparison between Verstappen and the Mexican has generated some perplexity about possible technical differences between the cars of the two drivers. A ‘suspicion’ briefly confirmed by Perez on the eve of Dutch Grand Prixhome appointment of his teammate.
Interviewed by formula1.com, Checo he indicated the expectations for this weekend, not hiding all the work done in the last few days to get back in the fight for success in Zandvoort: “We have already worked on the simulator to try to understand all aspects of the last weekend – has explained – and now we hope to take another step towards victory this weekend. There are small differences between my car and Max’s; he’s more comfortable at the moment than I was at the start of the season. In any case – he concluded – I think this weekend will be different for all the teams. I expect Ferrari and Mercedes to be closer and more competitiveand I therefore believe that there will be more battle between us ”.