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Perez swaps Red Bulls for Supercars experience

Perez swaps Red Bulls for Supercars experience

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Perez swaps Red Bulls for Supercars experience

Perez swaps Red Bulls for Supercars experience

Sergio Perez has enjoyed his first laps of the new Australian Grand Prix layout with a ride in a Red Bull Supercars car.

The Mexican was guided by Red Bull Ampol driver Broc Feeney ahead of lapping the Albert Park circuit ahead of F1's official return to track action in Melbourne after two years away due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Perez's run in the Supercars machinery means he follows in the footsteps of team-mate Max Verstappen and McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo in having taken to the wheel of machinery from Australia's premier motorsport series.

Supercars is at Albert Park taking its traditional place as F1's support category for the weekend.

Alonso gets his taste of Supercars action

Fernando Alonso also got a taste of Supercars action with Tickford Racing, making the most of Alpine's ties with Castrol.

Describing his experience, the two-time F1 champion explained: "It's between a GT3 and a NASCAR.

"It's heavier and softer on the corners, but then you feel the power, the V8... the noise is amazing.

"It's good fun [to drive], because the cars a very similar to each other on the grid.

"They are only separated by one second, so I've heard, and with 25 cars, that's amazing."

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