David Coulthard: Sergio Perez has to up his recreation or settle for being Crimson Bull’s second driver

David Coulthard has referred to as for Sergio Perez to learn to catch Max Verstappen over the winter or be confronted with accepting his function as a second driver at Crimson Bull, a place he does not suppose is a nasty thought for the 33-year-old Mexican.

Perez started the season in nice kind, successful two of the opening 4 races however after the Miami Grand Prix, his season fell off the rails as he missed the third stage of qualifying in 5 of the next races while Verstappen launched into an 10-race successful run.

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The Guadalajara driver would go on to complete the season nearer to Logan Sargeant, final of the common drivers, than Verstappen. Even in the event you doubled Perez’s factors whole, he would have completed 5 factors behind the Dutchman who took his third world championship in a row.

“The hole between Checo [Perez] and Max on common was simply over three tenths,” Coulthard stated to media. “So Checo wasn’t as distant from his team-mate as some, however sadly for him in fact, when Max was successful, and he isn’t ending second, it actually places a really troublesome highlight on him.

“He survived it, however he is undoubtedly going to, in my view, should do some severe work over the winter to totally perceive or settle for the variations between himself and Max.”

Perez’s advertising and marketing errors

Coulthard, who raced in System 1 between 1994 and 2008 taking 13 wins, believed that Perez’s workforce obtained his advertising and marketing incorrect by selling somebody as a championship contender in opposition to the formidable Verstappen.

“Originally of the yr, he was speaking about World Championship battles and he was type of getting his shoulders and his chest out,” Coulthard added. “And I think a part of that was his administration workforce who are usually not solely there to see him attempting to win grands prix, however they’re there to promote him commercially.

“So if the message is that this man is a World Champion in wait, then that helps in negotiations. I believe now they most likely have to take a barely totally different view, which is he’s the very best associate to a Max, a phenomenon.

“Then you may knuckle down in the best way that Eddie Irvine did with [Michael] Schumacher or Gerhard Berger did with Ayrton Senna, two examples of drivers who simply accepted they weren’t as fast as their team-mates.

“That allowed them truly to get some actually good stability throughout the workforce and loosen up into performing some nice performances and successful grands prix.”

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