Racing Point concerned by 'very bad' Spain pace - Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez has revealed that Racing Point is concerned in the wake of its “very bad” form at the Spanish Grand Prix.
Racing Point introduced a substantial aerodynamic package for its RP19 but the team was off the pace throughout the weekend in Barcelona.
Perez struggled to a lowly 15th place while team-mate Lance Stroll was running comfortably outside of the points when he retired after colliding with Lando Norris.
“Yeah we are a bit worried,” said Perez. “I think our form in Spain was very bad. A lot worse than expected. So we’ll see.
“Here [in Monaco] we hope it’s just track related and we just struggled in Spain as we were kind of expecting it to be.
“We are still analysing a few bits but we don’t have a specific answer for our poor performance there.”
“I hope coming here we can be competitive and back to our usual level.
“I think all season we’ve been struggling for pace. I hope this weekend can be a good weekend for us where we can score plenty of points.”
Racing Point’s next substantial update package is due to be introduced at July’s German Grand Prix and Perez says the squad must try and maximise each event to limit any potential damage.
“It’s important to think race by race, now we have a big opportunity, the best thing we can do is maximise the opportunities,” he said.
“We know the midfield, after five races, we are fifth in the championship, so it’s down to maximising every single race and that will be key this weekend again.
“We have to go there and maximise chances and make sure we get the most out of it and by doing that every weekend once you have a more competitive car it will be a bit easier.”