May 11, 2021

Perez’s performance “really coming together” at Red Bull – Horner | RaceFans Round-up

In the round-up: Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says he’s pleased with the progress Sergio Perez has made since joining the team.

In brief

Horner pleased with Perez after first three races

Perez finished fourth in last weekend’s Portuguese Grand Prix, his best result since joining the team at the start of the season. Horner said the team’s new hire showed he is “getting there” despite a challenging weekend.

“Here’s been really difficult because of the wind and so on. But you can see just the races are coming together for him.

“When he was in clean air he managed to pass Norris – who passed him fully off the track, again another track limits inconsistency. Once he was in clean air, he was doing the same lap time as the leaders and at certain points was setting the fastest lap.

“So I think it’s really coming together for him. I’m happy with the progress he’s making and it’s only with more time and experience that everything just comes together for him.”

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

Monaco open to limited fans for F1 and FE

The Automobile Club de Monaco has confirmed arrangements for limited numbers of fans to attend this weekend’s Formula E round and the Formula 1 grand prix later in the month.

Up to 6,500 will be permitted to attend the EPrix, with attendees drawn from “residents, students, workers and clients of Monegasque hotels, and also to those persons receiving invitations directly from the ACM”, the club stated.

The Monaco Grand Prix will be open to 7,500 spectators on each of the three days when F1 cars are running and 3,000 on the Friday.

Wilson returns to Indianapolis 500

Stefan Wilson will return to the Indianapolis 500 this year for the first time since 2018, when he was leading the race with five laps to go when he had to pit. The younger brother of IndyCar race-winner Justin Wilson, who was killed in a crash in 2015, will drive a sixth entry for Andretti.

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