How Perez has shown what many F1 drivers need from the 2022 season run-in – Autosport

“This win is really special for me because I’ve had a bit of a rough patch in the last few races. And I mean, obviously, the media in Formula 1 makes it extremely… a lot bigger. Maybe because I’m just Mexican and if I’m not two races in a row on the podium, then I’m having a worst season ever and Red Bull should drop me, and all that sort of stuff that you get to see.”
Let’s examine this claim from Singapore Grand Prix winner Sergio Perez. It was made in the post-race press conference he left early to complete his TV requirements – the media pecking order having been inverted due to Perez’s lengthy post-podium visit to the stewards’ office.
Alex Kalinauckas is Autosport’s Grand Prix Editor, covering every Formula 1 race since the start of 2020. After completing a master’s degree in journalism at Goldsmiths College University of London in 2014, he worked for a range of motorsport and technology publications while covering national racing as an Autosport freelancer.  
A lifelong motorsport fan – no one in his family can explain quite how or why such a development first occurred – Alex joined the Autosport staff in April 2017 as the magazine’s Assistant Editor covering Formula 2 and GP3, before being made Formula E correspondent and Autosport.com’s Plus Editor in March 2018. He lives in north-east London and is constantly frustrated by the Central Line. 
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