Sergio Perez warns that Red Bull's true pace wasn't shown during the Baku sprint

Sergio Perez warns that Red Bull’s true pace wasn’t shown during the Baku sprint

Tyre management in race trim has been a weakness for Ferrari, which has carried over from the 2022 season into this year. However, it was a positive sign for the team as Leclerc managed to avoid a scenario where the medium tyres he was running fell off the cliff.

While Leclerc reckons Ferrari has taken a step forward, he agreed with Perez that Red Bull were not at their absolute best in the sprint. He said, “I think we did a step forward for sure. It looks a little bit better, but we still need to find something, and that something feels quite significant still because the Red Bull, as Checo said, maybe he could have pushed a bit more, and we know that too. So yes, we need to find something more.”