Sergio Perez has made his track debut for Red Bull after driving his first laps for the team at Silverstone on Tuesday, with Mercedes’ likely title challengers kickstarting their 2021 campaign. Perez, Red Bull’s winter signing to partner Max Verstappen, drove the 2019 RB15 car during a filming day around the Northamptonshire circuit to acclimatise to his new surroundings, hours after his team launched their latest challenger.
“It’s been amazing,” said Perez. “Everything about the car is different. It’s still an F1 car in the end but the seating position is different, the steering wheel, the brakes, the buttons, procedures, the engine and the power delivery, the torque, so many things are different. But I can see there is so much potential with this team.”