Perez finished 290 points behind world champion Verstappen last season and only managed to claim two race victories, despite driving what's been described as the 'most successful F1 car ever'.
It was his qualifying performances that often let him down, only managing to secure one top four start in the last 17 races of the season. That, of course, led to the 33-year-old scrambling for position during race starts and regularly getting involved in scraps.
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