Sergio Perez is confident that the Racing Point team have made suitable progress in pre-season testing after showing pace that has grabbed the attention of the top teams.
Perez says that, now pre-season testing is out of the way, he will use the time to improve himself ahead of the upcoming season.
"For me, the plan now is to do some more physical preparation, with a bit of down time to relax as well before the travelling begins. It’s a long way to Australia, but I can’t wait to get out there and go racing.”
With the base design of the RP20 being largely based from images of Mercedes 2019 W10 car, the Racing Point team have had to gather more data than usual from the tests as they seek to understand their new designs.
“We’ve got plenty of useful data from these six days and I think we are now well-prepared to start the season," continued Perez. "I’m looking forward to it and hoping we can be competitive from the first race – but of course, it’s going to be a long season.
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