Perez thought he was "the most stupid guy on earth" after positive Covid test
Sergio Perez thought he was "the stupidest guy on earth" after contracting Covid-19 last season.
Perez, who has made the switch to Red Bull for the upcoming season, missed the Silverstone double-header last year after testing positive for the virus, becoming the first Formula 1 driver to do so.
Despite a successful season that brought his first career victory, Perez said the stress of contracting the virus at the same time that his contract talks with Racing Point were ongoing meant the year was actually more difficult than results suggested.
"I certainly had a very tough year I'd say because of the corona, being the first driver to get the virus," he explained.
"It's a bit more normal now you get it, but at the time it was like 'You are the most stupid guy on earth because you got the virus'. It was very harsh for me to deal with it.
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