Within the aftermath of Saturday’s qualifying session, which noticed Perez fail to make it into Q3, Pink Bull advisor Helmut Marko was clearly unimpressed.
“The summer time break hasn’t began but, however he already appears to be in that mode,” the Austrian advised Sky Sports activities Germany.
“He’s too far behind Max Verstappen in the mean time,” he added. “He was struggling in all of the apply periods, so we should sit down with one another.
“We have to converse to him and he wants to stay to Verstappen’s set-ups and be there from first apply. If you happen to’re a second slower in first free apply, you do not catch up. We noticed that in some races final 12 months as nicely. We managed to eradicate that then, so now we have to ensure we counter that once more.”
Marko’s remark got here simply days after he had criticised the Mexican in France when he was seemingly caught napping on the restart by George Russell
“Checo was sleeping on the restart,” Marko advised Germany’s Suddeutsche Zeitung. “Perhaps he drank tequila yesterday.”
Previous to that, Marko had hit out on the Mexican following an early conflict with Russell that resulted within the Pink Bull driver’s eventual retirement from the Austrian Grand Prix.
“We mentioned earlier than the beginning ‘do not go across the exterior in that nook, it isn’t doable’,” Marko advised Sky Sport Germany on the time.
Talking in Hungary, when requested about Marko’s fixed criticism of Perez, Christian Horner admitted that he was the supply of the ‘vacation’ remark.
“I made a joke to Helmut the opposite day, I mentioned ‘I believe Checo’s gone on vacation already’, and he went and advised all you guys!” he advised Sky Sports activities.
Insisting that he had been joking, Horner went on to reward the Mexican’s efficiency, insisting that however for the late VSC following Valtteri Bottas’ retirement Perez might have been on the rostrum along with his teammate.
“Have a look at Checo’s race within the second half, with out that VSC, he would’ve been difficult for the rostrum within the closing phases of each George and Carlos, he was coming very, in a short time.
“I believe a reset over the summer time break, simply to grasp what’s not gone fairly proper for him on the final couple of races is required, he’ll come stronger from Spa onwards.”