Sergio Perez has been putting in extra effort to reverse his recent struggles and steer his season back on track, according to Red Bull team principal Christian Horner.
The Mexican driver currently finds himself in one of the most challenging periods of his career as a Red Bull driver. Despite having the fastest car at his disposal, he has managed to accumulate a mere five points over the past three full race weekends.
For Red Bull, the prospect of both their drivers finishing in the top two of the drivers' standings, a feat they've never achieved before, remains a key objective. With the team having already secured both the drivers' and constructors' championships, their focus now centres on supporting Perez in maintaining his second-place position.
While Horner undoubtedly has concerns about Perez's form, he expressed his satisfaction in witnessing the driver's dedicated efforts to getting back on track.
"He was on the simulator for three days last week, which is not something he has ever done previously," he told the Mirror.
"Three days in succession to try to help him to get to the root cause of some of the issues he felt he had in Qatar and Japan.
"I think he made some great progress so, hopefully, that will come to the fore this weekend. He's going the extra yard, which is so important."
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