Sergio Perez working with psychologist amid Red Bull pressure

Red Bull driver Sergio Perez has opened up about his battle to return to form after a series of challenging performances.

Sergio Perez has endured a rocky season at Red Bull, having gone from two victories to a string of Q3 exits, leaving his future at the team in doubt.

With questions hanging over his Red Bull seat, Perez has opened up about his experience trying to overcome tough setbacks while his teammate runs away with the Drivers’ Championship.

Speaking to Mundo Deportivo, Perez revealed that he has been working closely with his psychologist to navigate through difficult times, emphasising the significance of maintaining a calm and focused mind in the high-pressure environment of the racetrack.

“The mental part is very important to be able to be calm now. It is something that I have worked quite hard on with my psychologist, and I think we are in a very good state of mind,” Perez said.

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For the experience Formula 1 driver, understanding the reasons behind failures and learning how to handle them has become essential in his pursuit of success in the sport, leading him to his work with the psychologist.

Reflecting on the recent weeks of underperformance, Perez maintained his composure, acknowledging that being part of a top-tier team like Red Bull means not winning every race. 

Despite the tough times, he is resolute in his belief that the championship is far from over and expressed confidence in his ability to bounce back.

“It is part of being at the top of the sport, in the best team, and not winning all the races. But I am second in the championship, and there is a lot of the season ahead of me. I’m calm,” reassured Perez.

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Addressing the persistent rumours about his future at Red Bull, particularly concerning the ambitions of the new AlphaTauri driver, Daniel Ricciardo, Perez drew strength from his vast experience in Formula 1. 

With 13 years of racing under his belt, he has encountered various challenges and uncertainties, making him more resilient to such speculations.

“I have seen everything already, and that helps you to be a little calm in this sense and to remember that we are here to enjoy. It is our dream, and the important thing is, in spite of everything, to enjoy it,” Perez said.