Perez has also failed to get on the podium at eight of this season's 16 races so far.
Perez questions unfair criticism
He has come in for a lot of criticism from fans, pundits, and indeed his own team, with Helmut Marko regularly commenting on his performances.
Mercedes driver Russell threw away what looked to be a certain podium at the Singapore GP after pushing too hard and crashing into the barriers on the final lap of the race, a mistake that Russell himself admitted was a 'rookie' error.
And Perez has now said that he feels as though some of the criticism coming his way is slightly unjust.
"We saw it with [George] Russell, in the last race he crashed on the last lap while second and they don't talk about it," he said (via Spanish outlet Marca).
"That happens at Red Bull and you have three hundred media saying that they have to take you out of your position.
"That's also how the team environment works and I also feel that the fact I'm Mexican is a big reason why."
GPFans is a multi-platform, multi-language brand dedicated to Formula One coverage. We bring you all the ins and outs of the sport, 24/7, everything from up-to-the-minute news and features to the latest viral stories and clips.
We believe that a new generation of exciting, outspoken drivers will make F1 more popular than ever before, and we want to give our users access to as much of their heroes as possible, on and off the track. From Lewis Hamilton to Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo to Sebastian Vettel, we provide in-depth analysis of every every Grand Prix in the season, from Australia to Abu Dhabi.
With Formula One under the new ownership of Liberty Media, how the sport is being covered is evolving, and GPFans will look to be at the heart of this progression into new media, as one of the fastest-growing sites covering the king of motorsports.