His team-mate has cruised to his third consecutive world championship, winning 14 races in the process, whilst Perez has only managed two victories, with the last of those coming back in April at the Azerbaijan GP.
Speaking after SQ3, Marko once again voiced his support for Perez, who he says has been doing some extra work in the simulator.
“He got P7 and the gap is relatively big, with five tenths," he said.
"He needs to work on the sectors but he is slowly doing better. The drivers normally have a day on the simulator but the fact that Perez worked on the simulator for 3 days, shows that he is gearing up to be competitive again.”
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