Christian Horner suggests that the Las Vegas Grand Prix could serve as a pivotal moment for Sergio Perez, emphasising its potential to boost the struggling driver's confidence.
Perez currently holds second place in the drivers’ championship however, Lewis Hamilton is rapidly closing in, trailing by just 32 points with two races remaining.
After a series of disappointing results, Horner anticipates that the Las Vegas Grand Prix, being a street race, could mark a turning point for the Mexican driver.
Horner: Street tracks boost Checo's confidence
He further suggests that this could prove important not only for his confidence but also for the outcome of the championship.
“It’s important for his confidence,” Horner told the media. “I think that was the Checo in Brazil that we know, and you know what he’s capable of. And that’ll give him just the boost he needs going into another street track that he’s always, you know, performed well out in.
“I thought he drove brilliantly well. He had a little bit of a wobble at Turn 2 which allowed Fernando, who was very quick on the straights, to have a go at him. He did his best to hang on to it.
“But I think for Checo to outscore Lewis by multiple points in Brazil, it was a very strong weekend for him. A third in the Sprint, fourth from nine from the grid, with the yellow flag got in qualifying, has been a very good weekend for him.”
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