"A dream come true," says Perez as he makes Red Bull track debut


Sergio Perez made his much-anticipated debut with Red Bull today as the Austrian team took advantage of the filming day rule to run its new driver for the first time, albeit the RB15.

Describing his first experience in a Red Bull car as a "dream come true", Perez' preparations for his first season with the team got underway at a cold and wet Silverstone circuit.

The Mexican racked up the laps as the team focused on short runs to optimise seat fitting, pedal adjustment and familiarisation with operational procedures before work on day two focused on long runs and race weekend preparation.

"It's been amazing," said Perez. "To look at my name on the car is something very special. It's definitely a dream come true.

"We've already done a lot of work in the simulator working on the controls and I'm pleased with the progress we've made in terms of feeling more comfortable in the car.

"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."

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Published: 23/02/2021
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